In 2012 GlobeScan provided air fares for seven Senegalese and Gambian LEAD Africa Fellowship participants to attend the Pan-African Session in Lilongwe, Malawi. The Pan African Session was the culmination of the African-led training program equipping new leaders with the necessary tools and networks to achieve change. The 2012 theme was ‘Population and Climate Change: Towards Climate Compatible Development for Africa.’
Profiles of 2012 Recipients:
Mamadou Falilou Sarr, Director, CONCEPT
Mamadou Falilou Sarr has a background as a development worker with an overall 16 years of experience working with local Senegalese and international NGOs, as well as private consultancy groups, in different fields covering women’s and children’s rights, international security, democracy and governance, organizational development, and jobs creation. Having already received a Bachelor degree in applied economics in 1994 and a Master’s degree in project man¬agement in 2009, he completed a Master’s in international public policy at the University of Tsukuba in 2011. As a Director at CONCEPT, he is the Political Affairs Specialist and is leading the setting up of the African Center for International Peace and Development.
Victoria Abiosseh George, Chartered Certified Accountant, Partner at PKF Gambia
Victoria Abiosseh George is a Chartered Certified Accountant with experience in maintaining accounting systems, financial statement audits, financial state¬ment compilation, corporate governance review, establishment of internal audit functions, corporate and business tax consulting, and special assignments, including due diligence and working with various consultancies delivering high-management reports. She is recognized for her ability to identify continuous change actions to enhance quality of work. She is currently working as a partner at PKF Gambia.
Christella Ngo Innack Elouga, Program Associate, PNUD-GEF
Josephe Clotilde Christella Ngo Innack Elouga has an engineering degree in food industry (food technology option) and an MBA in management and business creation. She is currently Associate Program Officer of the Energy and Environment team at the UNDP Regional Centre in Dakar. She previously worked as administrative assistant at the UNDP Regional Centre, Assistant Coordinator of Enda Third World Youth Action Team, and as Production Manager at Phytopharma, Dermo-cosmetic laboratory in Dakar. She evolved in the informal sector, processing and selling local fruits and poultry.
Matar Sylla, Civic Engineer, Technical Manager, Programme National de Biogaz Domestique du Sénégal (PNB-SN)
Matar Sylla is a civil engineer having worked at both national and international major infrastructure projects. He is currently managing the Senegalese domes¬tic biogas project, implemented within the framework of the African Biogas Partnership Program (ABPP), taking place in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya.
Die Marie Faye, Human Resources Officer, Ministry of Education
Die Marie Faye is a French teacher by training and the Gender Focal Point of the Research and Training Group on Population. She monitors and coaches youths in summer and day camps. She has attended workshops on sexual and reproductive health (including family planning, abortion, and female genital mutilation) and is a member of the Steering Committee in charge of the Festival on Gender-based Violence Films.
Demba Baldeh, Educationist, Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education
Demba Baldeh is an educationist specialized in mathematics and environmental studies. He holds a B.A. in development studies and management. He is in¬volved in community mobilization in Gambia.
Bassirou Kane, Head, Project Development Department, Agence Régionale de Développement (ARD) de Dakar
Bassirou Kane is the Head of Department for Project Attributions at the Dakar Regional Development Agency, in charge of technical and administrative support to local councils within the framework of the National Program for Local Development. He has a higher diploma in decentralization and territorial management.