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The Annual TAF Conference What You'll Discover at TAFCON 4 (2018)
Objectives In Mind

The new Gambia presents a major opportunity for accelerated national development which should have entrepreneurship as an important cornerstone. It is against this backdrop that this networking event is being organized, to support The Gambia Government in its endeavours and to use this opportunity for TAF Africa Global to re-emerge as the leading real estate developer in the nation. The specific objectives of the event are as follows:-

a. Create an environment where different industries and organizations (real estate, finance, hospitality, government, youth groups, NGO's, and community activists can come together to share information, and exchange ideas....
on how to move the country forward. In this regard, dynamic leaders from diverse backgrounds will be invited to give motivational speeches....
on select topics/themes with the goal to inspire all the attendees and provoke innovative thoughts/ideas.
b. Give a platform to the youth, physically disabled, and the forgotten/ disenfranchised members of our society to engage them by giving them a voice and a hand to play a role in the " New Gambia ".
c. Use the event to market the new projects TAF Africa Global is launching over the next years.
d. Serve as a soft launch of the Taf Africa Global Foundation including its goals and objectives.
Suggesting a topic Topics at TAFCON 4, 2018

We are currently accepting requests for topics at the TAF Conference of 2018. But before making suggestions, take a quick glance at our previous topics to have an idea of what we might be interested in. They should be provocative and current topics.

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Issues at hand

In addition to providing an opportunity for networking and experience sharing, the event will address issues of importance for entrepreneurship and national development at this critical juncture in our national development. As such the first day has been designed to address a number of policy and strategic issues which include the following:- The second day of the networking event will be dedicated to the youth, physically disabled and most vulnerable groups. The sessions will provide an opportunity for these groups to interact with other stakeholder groups, including those that are responsible for shaping policy and decision making . The following issues, amongst others will be addressed:-

i) inspiring the Gambian youth so that they can be motivated to bring about change in the New Gambia, and be the leaders for the future...
What will it take for the youth to be engaged and empowered to play their role in national development through entrepreneurship?
ii) Creating the enabling environment for effective youth participation in entrepreneurship. How can the Government partner with the Gambian private sector to deliver on this development priority?
iii) Taking concrete action is urgently needed. Does the capacity for such change and implementation exist in the Gambia? ....
How can Surge capacity be built to respond to the acute challenges whilst focusing on long term capacity building.
iv) The youth would like to play a key role in national development . This will to a large extent depend on constructive engagement between the youth, Government and other stakeholder groups....
What will it take for this to happen and how can this be launched in the New Gambia
v) Dealing with Perceptions, especially as it relates to people with disabilities. Providing concrete support and putting in place operational measures to ensure that people with disabilities are not disadvantaged in anyway.
vi) Do the skills and capacities for making entrepreneurship work in the New Gambia exist? How can the youth spearhead this drive? Addressing issues of leadership, values and ethics and work culture amongst the youth. What needs to change .

Conference Speakers

Abdou Draman Touray
Abdou Draman Touray
Abdou Draman Touray Late Chief Executive Officer / Pristine Consulting

David Jeng
David Jeng
David Jeng Coordinator / Empretec

Dr Omodele R.N Jones
Dr Omodele R.N Jones
Dr Omodele R.N Jones Chief Executive Officer / FJP Development & Management Consultants

Dr Jones is an Expert in Corporate & Institutional Governance. Development, Management & Finance Professional

Dr. Karamo Sonko
Dr. Karamo Sonko
Dr. Karamo Sonko President / Jula Consultancy FZE, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Patrict Utomi
Dr. Patrict Utomi
Dr. Patrict Utomi Professor of Political Economy and Expert also Founder/CEO / Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL)

Dr. Utomi is a Nigerian professor of political economy and management expert, He is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria and...

Dr. Saffie Jammeh
Dr. Saffie Jammeh
Dr. Saffie Jammeh Medical Practitioner / Westfield Clinic

Dr. Siga Fatima Jagne
Dr. Siga Fatima Jagne
Dr. Siga Fatima Jagne Commissioner Social Affairs and Gender / Economic Community of West African States - ECOWAS

Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the public policy industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Analytical Skills, Gove...

H.E. Adama Barrow
H.E. Adama Barrow
H.E. Adama Barrow President / Republic of The Gambia

Adama Barrow is a Gambian politician and real estate developer who is the third and current President of the Gambia, in office since 2017.

Hon. Fatoumatta Touma Njai
Hon. Fatoumatta Touma Njai
Hon. Fatoumatta Touma Njai Member / Gambia National Assembly

Hon. Ndey Yassin Secka-Sallah
Hon. Ndey Yassin Secka-Sallah
Hon. Ndey Yassin Secka-Sallah Member / Gambia National Assembly

Jaha Dukureh
Jaha Dukureh
Jaha Dukureh Founder / Safe Hands For Girls Org

Lamin Jobarteh
Lamin Jobarteh
Lamin Jobarteh Former Branch Manager and Asst. VP / Wells Fargo Bank

Lucy Fye
Lucy Fye
Lucy Fye Chief Executive Officer / Fyen Consulting Services

Experienced Senior Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the international trade and development industry. Skilled in Management, Inter...

Momarr  Mass Taal
Momarr Mass Taal
Momarr Mass Taal Founder & Managing Director / Tropingo Foods

One of Forbes' 30 most influential African entrepreneurs under the age of 30, focused on the agricultural sector in The Gambia where he grows Mangoes...

Ms. Ndey lsatou Njie
Ms. Ndey lsatou Njie
Ms. Ndey lsatou Njie Retired / United Nation

Retired UN Official

Muhammed Sanyang
Muhammed Sanyang
Muhammed Sanyang General Manager / MBK Farms

Mustapha Njie
Mustapha Njie
Mustapha Njie Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer / TAF Africa Global

Mustapha Njie is Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of TAF Africa Global. He has over 40 years of outstanding experience in running b...

Ndey Fatou Njie
Ndey Fatou Njie
Ndey Fatou Njie Managing Director / TIGA

Ousainou Ngum
Ousainou Ngum
Ousainou Ngum Executive Director / ACCORD

Ousman Dambell
Ousman Dambell
Ousman Dambell Managing Director / DBC Inc.

Papa Yusupha Njie
Papa Yusupha Njie
Papa Yusupha Njie Chief Executive Officer / Unique Solutions

Prof.  Gibril Faal
Prof. Gibril Faal
Prof. Gibril Faal Professor / London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

Gibril Faal is a British-Gambian business and development executive. In 2014, he was appointed OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services t...

Prof. Muhammed Kah
Prof. Muhammed Kah
Prof. Muhammed Kah Vice President Academic Affairs / Provost American University of Nigeria

René Carayol
René Carayol
René Carayol Global Leadership Keynote Speaker & Chief Executive / Carayol

Business and Leadership Speaker, Broadcaster, Broadsheet columnist and Author

Sulayman Kolley
Sulayman Kolley
Sulayman Kolley President / Gambia National Paralympic Committee