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Amie Joof, journalist, activist, and the Executive Director of FAMEDEV- the Inter-African Network for Women, Media, Gender and Development. She has more than 35 years work experience in the media, communication, women, gender and children’s rights issues, research, advocacy, and training at national, sub-regional, regional and international levels.
Ms Joof has worked in several media and development organisations. She spearheaded the establishment of women and adult education radio programming, radio listening groups, women’s community radio stations and the use of traditional media for development programming in the Gambia. She has served as Trainer and Regional coordinator for West and Central Africa for the Global Media Monitoring Project, GMMP, a research and advocacy initiative aimed at fair and balanced gender representation in and through the media and led the conduct of many research projects covering several countries in West Africa, including a Gender Audit of professional associations of journalists and media houses. She has served as resource person on media and gender for the International Federation of Journalists.
She has provided consultancy services to numerous agencies including:International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA)/Communication Working Group (COMED), the Centre for African Family Studies (CAFS), Japanese International Development Cooperation-JICA, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Solidaridad Internacional and the Spanish Women’s Association.
She runs an online radio ‘Radio Alternative Voice for The Gambia’ (AVG) and has recently registered a newspaper in English.
Ms Joof speaks English,French,Wolof, Mandinka and Fula and possesses a strong multicultural background.