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Fatoumatta Njai

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Fatoumatta Njai

Parliamentarian, Women’s Leadership Advocate
The Gambia

Fatoumatta Njai is a Member of the National Assembly of the Gambia and also represents the country as a Member of Parliament at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). She is on the Committee of Social Affairs, Gender and Women Empowerment in the ECOWAS Parliament, and is a Member of the Standing Committee on Human Rights and Constitutional Affairs in the National Assembly.

Partnering with organizations such as UN Women, National Democratic Institute (NDI), International Republican Institute (IRI), and ECOWAS Gender Development Centre (EGDC), Ms. Njai works to help increase the number of women in decision-making positions across Africa.

Ms. Njai is the Founder of the Yayi Denton Programme for Youth, Women and Vulnerable People, a youth and women empowerment organization focused on skills training and capacity building to help vulnerable populations improve their livelihoods.

Having worked for over 10 years in banking, Ms. Njai has vast experience in both the public and private sector. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Politics and International Relations, a postgraduate diploma in Law, and an MBA.