Faith and Climate Forum
Faith for Our Planet hosted its third workshop on the 8th of December 2022 in Banjul, Gambia. This first-of-its-kind gathering convened influential delegates from over eight African countries- representing around a dozen Gambian tribes- including two Members of the National Assembly and some of the most prominent religious leaders and broadcasters at the Coco Ocean Resort and Spa Hotel, Banjul. This workshop aimed to address the existing gaps in Gambia’s climate action policies and how and why religious leaders need to play their part as agents of faith-based climate action in the country.
Around 50 faith and community leaders participated in the workshop, including, the Director of Magassy Foundation, the CEO of HelpYateem, the Secretary of Supreme Islamic Council, the Head of GREAT Foundation, President of Sustainable Gambia Foundation, and the Imam Ratib of Bursobi.
The training sessions at the workshop featured some of the most prominent climate change activists, faith leaders, and government officials, including His Excellency Alieu Njie, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources, Hon. Abdoulie Nijai, Member of the National Assembly and Head Parliamentarian for the COP Inter-Parliamentary Network of the Gambia, Reverend Agostao Zitha, National Program Director of Christian Council of Mozambique, and Yusha’u El-Sunais Sani, Founder and Leader of Islam for Green Climate.