Mayor Lowe advances women, youth development agenda in Gambia

Mayor Malick Lowe of Banjul has engaged in a significant discussion with his mentor and esteemed leader, H.E. Ahunna Eziakonwa, Assistant Secretary General and Director of UNDP Africa, focusing on advancing the development of women and youth in The Gambia and across Africa. The productive meeting underscored shared commitments to empower marginalized communities and foster inclusive growth.

Mayor Lowe expressed great satisfaction with the outcomes of the meeting, highlighting the encouragement and dedicated attention provided by H.E. Ahunna Eziakonwa.

The Director’s keen interest in Mayor Lowe’s initiatives as the Mayor of Banjul and President of REFELA (Network of Locally Elected Women of Africa) resonated deeply, reflecting a mutual dedication to driving positive change at the grassroots level.

During their exchange, H.E. Ahunna Eziakonwa emphasized the transformative impact of women’s leadership, citing Mayor Lowe as an exemplary advocate for gender equality and youth empowerment.

“When women lead, they do so with passion, and Mayor Lowe exemplifies the best of the best,” remarked H.E. Eziakonwa, acknowledging Mayor Lowe’s visionary approach and commitment to uplifting women and youth in Banjul and beyond.

Lowe extended her appreciation to Madam Lydia Zigomo, UNFPA Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR), for her invaluable contributions to the discourse on advancing gender equality and youth development.

The collaborative efforts among leaders like Mayor Lowe, H.E. Ahunna Eziakonwa, and Madam Lydia Zigomo underscore a collective commitment to harnessing the potential of women and youth as catalysts for sustainable development and social progress.

The meeting symbolizes a pivotal step forward in aligning local and international efforts to address critical challenges facing women and youth in The Gambia and across Africa.

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