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PODCAST: Resurgence of The Gambia – A small country with big ambitions

PODCAST: Resurgence of The Gambia – A small country with big ambitions

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The Gambia, the smallest country on the African mainland, and one of the least developed countries in the world, has been going through a transition to full democracy since 2017, the end of a two-decade long dictatorship.

In the first episode of a mini-series recorded in The Gambia, Conor Lennon talks to Niania Dabo-Tourey, the country head of the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF, one of several UN agencies accompanying the country on this journey), about the ways they are supporting rural communities to adapt to the climate crisis, learn the skills they will need to start new businesses, and grow the economy in a sustainable way.

Music: Within the Earth, Ketsa

Audio Credit
UN News/ Conor Lennon
Audio Duration
16'40"
Photo Credit
UN News/ Hisae Kawamori