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TAFCON 2018 Gained Success with Over 700 Attendees

TechInAfrica – The Gambian conference and networking event, TAFCON 2018 was held at Coral Beach Hotel, Brufut, The Gambia on December 27 – December 29, 2018. The three days event has successfully attracted more than 700 attendees. Moreover, 27 speakers spoke on different topics that were divided into six sessions.

TAFCON was first launched in 2015 at TAF Corporate Offices. Its main focus is on the developmental challenges, business, as well as politic. Every year, TAFCON will hold an event to bring together stakeholders and participants to discuss various topics, including investments, national youth development, and disabilities. The main purpose of the annual event is to help and support communities across The Gambia.

TAFCON 2018 Gained Success with Over 700 Attendees
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The six sessions of the event include:

  1. Turning the challenges into opportunities for the implementation of the national development plan (NDP) – Session 1 Day 1
  2. From transition to transformation – what will it take – Session 2 Day 1
  3. Making the Real Estate sector work for all – Session 1 Day 2
  4. Unleashing the youth potential – Session 2 Day 2
  5. The role of the media in furthering implementation – Session 1 Day 3
  6. Marketplace – Job Fair and Exhibition – Session 2 Day 3

Meanwhile, there were 27 speakers ranging from founders, CEOs, specialists, journalist, and authors. They delivered keynotes, workshops, and roundtables. Those 27 speakers are:

  1. Abdoulie Malik Khan, Founder / Chief Executive Officer / Pointclick Technologies Co. Ltd
  2. Assan Sosseh, Regional Manager / TAF Africa Global
  3. Baba Fatajo, Director Of Planning / Ministry Of Finance & Economic Affairs, The Gambia
  4. Bankie Grey-Johnson, Co-Owner / Hot Ink Media
  5. Cherno Gaye, Managing Director / Cogebanque
  6. Margaret Ellis, Chief Executive Officer, Founder & Brand Ambassador / Classik Consulting & Coaches of Influence
  7. Mohammadou Kabir Cham, Registrar / Medical And Dental Council, The Gambia
  8. Ramou Njie, Group Head / Gambia Hepatitis Intervention Study (Ghis). World Health Organization International Agency For Research On Cancer (Who-Iarc)
  9. Sulayman Njie
  10. Fatou Camara, Founder / Owner / The Fatu Network
  11. Fatou Ellika Muloshi, Journalist / Reporter / Presenter And Production Assistant / Gambia Radio & Television Service (Grts)
  12. Gabriel Latjor Ndow, Managing Director / Nadji.Bi Gambia
  13. Haddy Faye, Founder & Chief Executive Officer / Absolute Entertainment & Glam
  14. Hassan Jallow, Founder | Chief Software Architect / Assutech
  15. Isatou Jallow
  16. Jainaba Nyang Njie, Communications Specialist / ActionAid
  17. Lamin Coma
  18. Modou Lamin Fatty, Founder / Manager / Ml’s Poultry Farm
  19. Momodou Bun Abdoulie Senghore
  20. Muhammad M. Jagana, President, Ceo / Gambia Chamber Of Commerce And Industry – Gcci, J-Fin Financial Services
  21. Muhammed Manjang, Social Security And Housing Finance Corporation
  22. Ndey Awa Ceesay, Founder & Manager / Nature’s Gift Care
  23. Nyang Njie, Business Development Manager, Comium Gambia Limited
  24. Omar Mboob, Head Of The Corporate Banking Department / Trust Bank Limited
  25. Pa Doudou Mbye, Head, Partnerships & Advocacy Branch, External Relations Division / United Nation Habitat
  26. Patricia Lamour, Chief Executive Officer And Co-Founder / Aspire Education Group & Geeda (Gender Education And Enterprise Development For Africa)
  27. Sheriff Bojang Jr, President, Gambia Press Union

The TAFCON 2018 annual event also hosted a job fair with 15 companies that participated in. Moreover, 10 startups secured 2.1 million dalasis in funding and 20 disabled people received fund up to D400,000 through the Gambia Disability Impact Trust Fund. The event is a part of TAF Africa Global’s Corporate Social Responsibility StrategygambFor more information about TAFCON and its activities, click here.

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