Speaking, the executive director of ADWAC Mam Samba Joof said there was the need to broaden the partnership between his organisation and ActionAid due to certain reasons. He added: “Since ADWAC started partnering with ActionAid, our ways of working have improved. I wish to thank ActionAid for the trust and confidence bestowed on us. Now that we have a full-time programme manager in charge of the programme, I am sure we will register more success in the implementation of the programme.
Also speaking, Omar Badji, the executive director of ActionAid emphasised the importance of the partnership which he says goes back a long way. “Despite the successes registered, we have also faced some challenges which we hope will be resolved in the new agreement,” he said.
Both of them expressed the need for the submission of timely reports and called for openness and frankness in their dealings with each other and with partners. The senior manager for Communications Jainaba Nyang-Njie and that of Sponsorship Lamin Barrow, the head of Programmes and Policy Kebba Sima and the head of Finance Momodou Lamin Cham all expressed the need for a renewed commitment to the partnership for the smooth implementation of programmes in the North Bank Region. The partnership between ActionAid and ADWAC dates back many years and the two agencies have been collaborating in the areas of education, food security, governance, and the empowerment of women and children. This agreement will last for the rest of AAITG CSP IV strategy period which will end in December 2017. At the end of this period, another agreement is expected to be developed and will be fully aligned to the new CSP. The Executive Director of ActionAid Omar Badji signed on behalf of his organisation while Mam Samba Joof, ADWAC’s Executive Director signed on behalf of his agency. The purpose of the agreement is to build and strengthen partnership between the two organisations whereby ADWAC will continue to administer Child Sponsorship on behalf of ActionAid and be an implementing agency for ActionAid’s development programmes in Upper Niumi.]]>