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Gambia: ActionAid Trains Kanyelengs to Fight Climate Change

ActionAid International The Gambia (AAITG) and traditional communicators from Central River and North Bank regions have joined hands in the fight against climate change. Recently, ActionAidtrained fifteen traditional communicators locally referred to as‘Kanyelengs’ from these regions on climate change, climate resilient sustainable agriculture (CRSA),early warning systems (EWS) to enable them develop messages for various outreach programs. The training was conducted in the Apex Office in Jareng village, Central River Region of The Gambia from the 4th to 6th February, 2016.

During the training, the traditional communicators developed messages that were composed into nine songs (3 in mandinka, 3 in Wolof and 3 in fula). The sons were pre-tested in Jareng, Ngawarr and Bamba kolong villages.The three day training was punctuated with songs, dances, and presentations that were facilitated by Dr. Sidat Yaffa of the University of The Gambia and Alpha Jallow from the Department of Water Resources.


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