Asst. Sec. Thomas Holds Roundtable with Gambian Mandela Washington Fellows

During her visit to The Gambia, Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield held a roundtable with Mandela Washington Fellows at the Embassy’s American Corner in Banjul.
The Fellows discussed their extensive civic engagement and voter education efforts conducted throughout The Gambia in advance of the 2016 presidential elections, their role in advocating for social change during the political impasse, and the peace initiatives they undertook to promote a peaceful resolution to the 40-day standoff.

The Fellows were joined by one of the founders of the popular hashtag #GambiaHasDecided, an online movement that had huge influence during The Gambia’s political impasse.