International IDEA and Gambia National Human Rights Commission Sign a memorandum of understanding
International IDEA and the Gambian National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which aims to strengthen cooperation between International IDEA and the Gambian NHRC in areas of mutual interest, by defining a framework for joint efforts to support the National Human Rights Commission in The Republic of The Gambia.
The MOU states that International IDEA will assist to develop capacities of the NHRC Commission, Secretariat and staff, on skills, knowledge and use of tools related to building a culture of promotion and respect of Human Rights through technical advising, workshops, trainings and related events as determined by the parties, and to develop research and analysis to support the work of the NHRC, including but not limited to analysis of The Gambia’s Human Rights history, as well as civic education, community outreach and related as requested by the NHRC and within the limits of International IDEA's resources. Under the MOU, International IDEA will conduct expert workshops, including mobilizing International IDEA’s network of practitioners who have led and advised NHRCs in similar contexts.
International IDEA was represented by Roba Sharamo, Regional Director for Africa and West Asia, while the NHRC was represented by Mr Emmanuel Daniel Joof, Chairperson of the Gambian NHRC.