The Gambia has some major environmental problems. Communities are drowning in plastic, the air can be thick and polluted, and their beautiful beaches are full of pollution.
We want to push the decision-makers to act. We want to educate the communities. And we want to show them the amazing eco-warriors already within the country.
So we're having our second event... Growing A Green Gambia. This event will connect and educate all participants, raise money for environmental causes and charities, and aim to find solutions to Gambia's environmental crisis
We aim to raise awareness about the current climate and work with other actors to find sustainable solutions for the increase in environmental and social problems in The Gambia. To do this we will host an event inviting environmental stakeholders, eco-friendly businesses, NGOs, research institutes, and schools to gain knowledge and resources on climate change, sustainability, and waste management.
Connect like-minded community members
Educate all participants (from the grassroots up) on current environmental concerns in The Gambia
Encourage sustainable living in The Gambia i.e. ideas to re/up-cycle at home
Raise money for environmental causes and charities
Find solutions for the increase in environmental and social problems
The Green Gambians
There are already so many people who care about the environment in the Gambia. Our event will promote them and let them tell their story!
Partner: My Gambia
My Gambia is the personal assistant of the country. They are the premier information website and magazine in the Gambia, offering expertise in the country, its people, history, and traditions. Ran by Ursa, a fantastic and enthusiastic lady, My Gambia is the perfect partner for our Growing A Green Gambia event.
To make this event happen we had to find a Gambian organisation that cared about the Gambian environmental crisis and who is actively involved in helping to fix it. We found that in Clean Earth Gambia. Clean Earth Gambia is a non-profit organisation dedicated to creating awareness about the environment, especially climate change, and building the capacity of communities to work towards climate action.
They are a student-led team from the University of The Gambia, led by an amazing woman Fatou. We are so excited to be partnering with this young and energetic team.
Yosh has been serving up some of the most accomplished cooking found in the Gambia since 2016. Their mix of Caribbean and African food with flavours from Asia is quite simply to die for. The rooftop setting in and amongst the jungle canopy makes this the perfect venue for our first of many Gambian events.
Astrid, the owner of Yosh is one of the most chilled out people you'll ever meet, her relaxed nature is a breath of fresh air, and we are very excited to work with her on Growing A Green Gambia.