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Fatoumatta Camara

Admin & Finance Coordinator

 

Fatoumatta is an enthusiastic women peacebuilder, social justice and cohesion advocate, advancer of Women Peace and Security and Youth Peace and Security Agenda, Fatoumatta is passionate about peacebuilding initiatives in The Gambia and beyond. Fatoumatta is an alumnus from the Young Political Leadership School. Her leadership training has avail her the skills to deliver beyond expectation and lead her team during implementations of projects. She is also a trainee of International Organization for Migration on Strengthening Communication and Migration in The Gambia. She is a certified National Trainer of Youth Participation in Electoral Process by African Governance Architecture. She is also certified Election Observer under the CSO Coalition on Elections in The Gambia.

As one of the few women peacebuilders in the country, Fatoumatta has received numerous trainings from reputable institutions that has helped in creating more impact in communities. Being passionate about advancing the women peace and security and youth peace and security Agenda of the United Nations, in The Gambia and beyond, Fatoumatta is leading initiatives of popularization of the agendas through community engagements and sensitization, Fatoumatta never fails to stress on the importance of inclusion of young people and women including PLWDs in decision making processes. As a great communicator and speaker of two international languages and three local languages, Fatoumatta champions and facilitates community session and dialogues in local languages on the root causes of violent conflicts and how community members can strategize local solutions to address those root causes and for sustainable peace and development. Fatoumatta is currently leading the “She Champion Peace and Women Peace Circle” initiative where women safe spaces are created to discuss on how to represent themselves in decision making and peacebuilding without intimidation.  She is currently leading and managing the project “SDGs on The Wheel”, a first-time project of its kind in The Gambia, where local solutions will be applied to the challenges the SDGs face in the Gambia and beyond.

In September 2016, Fatoumatta gained admission into University of The Gambia to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. During her time as a university student, Fatoumatta has volunteered in various school activities where she inspired fellow students and left a positive mark. She was the first female to ever contest for the position of Auditor General of the School of Science and Humanities Students Association [SoSHSA] at the University of The Gambia, a position that was mostly reserved for men thus breaking the bias. This position was unopposed because of her unmatching determination and leadership skills. She also served as the Vice President of the University Debate Association. Accordingly, she also took part in the University Debate Association’s Nation-Wide Tour where she trained young students on Debate and Public Speaking and inspired them on career building, sensitized them on the importance of tertiary education and the dangers of irregular migration.

Fatoumatta currently works with Peace Hub The Gambia, a peacebuilding and social cohesion civil society organization as the Admin and Finance Coordinator. She leads a team of six person and serves as a liaison between staff and management. As Admin and Finance Coordinator, she works closely with the National Programme Coordinator (NPC) on the day-to-day administration of PHTG including the operations and management of all projects

Fatoumatta Camara is a young vibrant woman who graduated in 2013 from Gambia Senior Secondary School. After graduation she continued to pursue her education in Kuwait University where she did Arabic as a Second Language and pursued a Diploma in Business Administration. After completion of her studies, she applied for a job at Heewal Bureau De Chance where she worked as a teller for a year. She was responsible for daily payouts transactions and preparation of weekly and monthly reports of all transactions conducted. She spent one year working in a financial institution and learned valuable financial skills. She then moved to SS Institute of Creative Designs - a skill center working towards the improvement of the skill industry in The Gambia. As an Assistant Administrative Manager, she was responsible for running the administrative duties before her promotion as Center Manager in 2018. Being promoted as Center Manager made her a leader and decision making became the order of the day. This made her strengthen her managerial and leadership skills in her professional career

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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