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Chair – Fatou Ceesay,

Members – Ummu Drammeh, Adrienne White, Zainabu Kooistra, Susan Pastor
1. Committee will be responsible for planning, development, coordination, and evaluation of the committee’s projects and programs
2. Strategically engage our local partners to identify areas of collaboration and explore potential opportunities that positively impact the committee
3. Coordinates with the Secretary to design and document an annual schedule for the committee’s events and programs
4. Develop, in consultation/collaboration with the Sister City Committee, short and long-term strategic plans for MKSC committee 


Madison-Kanifing Liaison COMMITTEE


Chair – Musa Jallow
Members – Zainabou Cole, Laity Joof, Jerreh Kujabi

1. Works closely with our international partners/stakeholders to research/study/identify needs and strategic areas of collaboration
2. Develop a framework to coordinate successful program implementation
3. Develop clearly defined milestones, and implement a system to evaluate and continuously monitor the progress of all international projects/programs
4. Advice the MKSC committee on potential travel advisories to the regions of our operations




Chair – Nyima Jabang,
Members – Julie Ndong, Amadou Janneh, Ismaila Drammeh, Jalika Ceesay

1. Committee shall coordinate and disseminate information such as brochures and other promotional materials about the MKSC committee and its activities to the general public
2. Support volunteer awareness campaigns as needed
3. Identify methods and assist in maintaining regular contact with the public
4. Provide insight and advice in areas of public relations and communication




Chair – Leon Bettis

Members – Ismael Turner, Jerreh Kujabi
1. Provide guidance, feedback, and direction on technology related matters
2. Design, develop, and maintain a functional website for the committee
3. Maintain and promote committee’s web presence through social media applications


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The Madison-Kanifing Sister City is a registered 501(C) (3) that undertakes projects that promote social and economic development.

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