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Mama Manneh

Ashoka Fellow since May 2011

The Gambia

Mama Manneh is creating replicable, grassroots-based solutions for the most severe food security problem facing farmers in the Sahel, the saison de soudure (season of hunger), beginning in June and lasting until October, when the last of a farmer’s remaining food stocks are exhausted, and before the...

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Julia Harrington

Ashoka Fellow since Dec 2000

The Gambia

By training human rights organizations to use the monitoring and enforcement procedures made possible by the African Charter, Ashoka Fellow Alpha Fall and Julia increase the influence and efficacy of international human rights law.

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Badara Jobe

Ashoka Fellow since Dec 2000

The Gambia

Badara Jobe has developed a grassroots, farmer-to-farmer approach to sustainable agriculture that builds capacity and self-reliance to confront the climate changes characteristic of the Gambia and surrounding countries in West Africa. His approach, which encourages farmers to use innovative farming...

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Alpha Fall

Ashoka Fellow since Dec 2000

The Gambia

Alpha Fall and Ashoka Fellow Julia Harrington are working to strengthen and enforce international law in the Gambia and across Africa by training human rights and development organizations to monitor abuses and implement regional human rights agreements.

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Yusupha Kujabi

Ashoka Fellow since Dec 1998

The Gambia

Yusupha Kujabi is helping rural Gambians use solar technology to process and preserve food in an effort to improve their diets, incomes, and standard of living. In doing so, he is replacing fossil fuel-based technologies with clean sources of energy and reducing damaging pollution.

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Fatou Jobe

Ashoka Fellow since Dec 1998

The Gambia

Fatou Bin Jobe is establishing after-school learning centers to provide affordable remedial education to Gambia's children. Faced with a chronically under-funded public education system and extremely high dropout rates, Fatou is reshaping education for low-income children and providing them with...

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