West African Institute for Legal Aid

THE WEST AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR LEGAL AID (WAILA)

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Welcome to  The West African Institute for Legal Aids

The West African Institute for Legal Aid (WAILA) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) with incorporation number 2014/C1539, of over 569 members from more than 18 countries worldwide. WAILA was established in 2013 by a group of young lawyers in The Gambia. It   is a unique regional and global Non-Governmental Organization, non-profit that is defending liberty and pursuing justice for economically and socially disadvantaged people in West Africa and other parts of the world.

OUR VISION

A world in which the rights enshrined in national constitutions and international
human rights instruments, are realised, upheld and responsibilities are complied
with to ensure equality, justice and quality of life for all.

OUR GOALS

(1) To provide free Legal Aid services to eligible individuals or groups, mainly
poor and vulnerable people as a means to strengthen their access to justice
worldwide.
(2) To provide free legal representation to eligible individuals or groups before
regional and international judicial institutions.

OUR MISSION

To ensure access to justice in civil and criminal matters for economically and socially disadvantaged people in The Gambia, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo.

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A Group of Young committed  Lawyers in Gambia    

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DAHABA SANNA(BOARD -PRESIDENT)

Mr. DahabaSannais a professional justice educator and Project Planning and Management expert

MRS. DANDEH JABBIEHADDY (BOARD VICE-PRESIDENT)

Mrs. HaddyDandehJabbie is a skilled litigation attorney with extensive experience and expertise in diverse areas of the law.

TOURAY THOMAS FUAD (BOARD MEMBER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)

Mr. Thomas Fuad Touray is a Human Rights Lawyer with particular expertise on the African Human Rights System.

KAMARA MORLAI R. KELVIN BOARD MEMBER- DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION)

Mr. Kamara Morlai R. Kelvin is a professional certified arbitrator and a justice, education expert.

OGUNADE FEYI (BOARD MEMBER AND REGIONAL COORDINATOR (EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA)

Dr FeyiOgunade was previously a Senior Legal Advisor at the African Union leading work on the promotion and protection of human rights in Africa.

TOURAY MOHAMMED A (BOARD MEMBER)

Mr. Touray Mohammed is a professional educationist

MRS.KAMARA MARIE TITY (BOARD MEMBER)

Mrs. Marie Tity Kamara is a professional Counsellor and Consultant to women and children with broken homes and stress eradication Management

MRS. NORMAN, NADET VIDA (BOARD MEMBER)

Mrs. Norman, Nadet Vida is an expert on the rights of women and children with extensive experience and excellent research and writing skills.

 

AZEEZ OLADAPO YUSUF (BOARD MEMBER AND COUNTRY DIRECTOR) (NIGERIA CHAPTER)

Mr. Yusuf Azeez Oladapo is a Human Rights Lawyer and a professional entrepreneur having invested and established in several companies.

LEGENJU VITALISE NKEMNGONG (BOARD MEMBER AND REGIONAL COORDINATOR (SOUTHERN AND NORTHERN AFRICA)

Mr. LEGENJU VITALISE NKEMNGONG is a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of The Gambia and Cameroon with over 7 years’ experience working with Non-Governmental Organizations.

MANGA ALMAMEH. S (BOARD MEMBER AND DIRECTOR OF CRIMINAL DEPARTMENT)

Mr. Manga Almameh. S is a Human Rights Lawyer and a professional Police officer serving in The Gambia Police Force under the Prosecutions and Legal Affairs Unit.

JANNEHGIBAIRU (BOARD MEMBER)

Mr. JannehGibairu is a Media Practitioner and Programme Manager/ Development Specialist of the Center for Media and Development Research in Africa (CenMEDRA).

UKPONG FREDERICK (BOARD MEMBER)

Mr. Ukpong Frederick is a professional management Consultant, specializing in organization

YAKASAI MA`ARUF MOHAMMED (BOARD MEMBER AND REGIONAL COORDINATOR) (WEST AFRICA)

Mr. YakasaiMa`aruf Mohammed is a skilled litigation attorney with extensive experience and expertise in diverse areas of the law

SADAA MOHAMMED MOHAMMED (BOARD MEMBER- REGIONAL COORDINATOR CENTRAL AND THE MIDDLE EAST)

Mr.Sadaa Mohammed Mohammedis a professional educationist with extensive experience and expertise linguistics.

MS.ROSAS MARYCRUZ GONZALEZ (BOARD MEMBER AND REGIONAL COORDINATOR ) (LATIN AMERICA)

Ms. Marycruz González Rosas is a skilled litigation attorney with extensive experience and expertise in diverse areas of the law.

SESAY ABDULAI: BOARD MEMBER AND REGIONAL DIRECTOR DEPARTMENT OF (ICT) (WEST AFRICA)

Mr. Abdulai Sesay is a professional Microsoft Certified System Associate, presently serving as Head of Department and lecturer of ICT at Muslim High School – Banjul.

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