KNOW YOUR CANDIDATE: Abdoulie Ebrima Jammeh

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Early life and politics

Abdoulie Ebrima Jammeh is a former teacher at Gambia High School. He is the National Unity Party (NUP)’s Secretary-General and Standard-bearer for the 4 December 2021 presidential election. Jammeh was the Director-General of The Gambia Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) for over 9 years.

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Career and politics

From 2012 to early 2021, he was Director-General of The Gambia Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). Also served as Head of the Banjul Accord Group Secretariat, an ICAO Sub-Regional Grouping of ECOWAS CAA’s for the same period.

Jammeh was Deputy Director-General of The Gambia Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) from 2003 to 2012. He also doubled as Project Manager for Banjul International Airport Improvement Project from 2009 to 2012

From 2000 to 2003, Jammeh was Corporate Planning Manager at The Gambia Civil Aviation Authority. Between 1992 and 1998, he was Assistant Personnel Officer/Personnel Officer/ Senior Assistant Secretary, Personnel Management Office at Central Government.

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Jammeh was also a teacher from 1989 to 1990 at Gambia High School (Now Gambia Senior Secondary School)

Education/Training

Abdoulie Ebrima Jammeh holds a Masters of Science (MSc) in Development Management, Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) Information Systems Management) Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. 1994 (Information Technology Management) Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore. He completed his GCE A’ Levels in 1989 at Gambia High School.

In addition, Mr. Jammeh took specialized courses in Aviation Safety Management for Directors General of Civil Aviation at the Singapore Aviation Academy; Total Quality Management & Project Management at the Royal Institute of Public Administration (RIPA) UK; Strategic Planning at the Island and Small States Institute, University of Malta; Aviation Security Management at the International Air Transport Association Training & Development Centre in Montreal, Canada and Several other professional development courses.

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