Dr Ismaila Ceesay, a political science lecturer at the University of The Gambia, has received the prestigious ‘Pan-African Humanitarian Award for Excellence in Social Leadership and Community Impact’.
During the fourth edition of the awards held in Rabat, Morocco where he was guest speaker, organizers said the award recognizes “the bravest and most daring, as well as the most strategically sound and forward-looking personality with measurable achievement in championing progressive socio-economic development in Africa.”
Brig. Gen. Dr. Amb. Wallace Williams, the Award Advisory Board Chairman, added: “The confinement is based on your outstanding leadership qualities, exceptional contribution and persistent efforts to Africa’s development through several bold policies and innovative initiatives geared towards building a prosperous, sustainable, regionally integrated globally competitive Gambia and by extension Africa. This noble pace has set you apart as a role model for others to follow.
The Pan-African Humanitarian Summit/Awards is an annual event conceived to identify pertinent issues in Africa with a view to providing a holistic and multi-dimensional approach to sustainable peace and development in Africa.