Ms. Naffie Ndey Ceesayuroot
PACA Country Officer, The Gambia
Ms. Naffie Ndey Ceesay is the PACA Country Officer in the Gambia. She has more than a decade experience in the public sector. She holds a MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental & African Studies [SOAS] in London United Kingdom and a B.A in Economics from the University of Hartford in Connecticut United States of America. Prior to joining PACA, She worked for the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration & Employment in the capacity of Acting Director for Investment and Industry until 2015. She also served as a principal economist engaged in the establishment of the Gambia Investment & Export Promotion Agency (GIEPA) as well as the development of the pre-requisite GIEPA Act 2010. She was also directly involved in the successful conclusion of Gambia’s first Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMW) Policy document. She was a member of the tripartite team that successfully established the Gambia Government-Commonwealth Agro processing pilot project – Banjulunding Women’s Processing Plant. In addition, Ms Ceesay has undertaken a number of consultancies for regional and international organisations dealing with Trade, Gender and Renewable Energy. She is hosted by the Food Safety and Quality Authority (FSQA) of the Gambia in Banjul.