Friday, May 20, 2016

BAJ Gambia director attends Africa-EU forum in Italy

Mamadou Edrisa Njie, director of programmes and managing editor at Biodiversity Action Journalists The Gambia (BAJ Gambia), at the weekend, left for Italy to participate in the 2nd Africa- EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) forum.

He was invited by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to participate in the high-level conference jointly organised by the African Union Commission and the European Commission, 16-17 May, 2016.

The forum, entitled ‘Business and Science: Leading the way to sustainable energy’, builds on the first AEEP stakeholder forum held in Cape Town, South Africa in 2012.

Shortly before his departure, Mr Njie thanked the organisers and his office for the support to enable him attend the forum.

African and European ministers, African Union and European Union commissioners, as well as more than 300 other high-level participants from both continents representing the private sector, civil society, academia and other international organisations are expected to participate in the Milan conference.