7 June 2022 – We want to warmly welcome Lord Mayor Talib Bensouda of Kanifing, The Gambia, who recently joined the Global Parliament of Mayors.

Being The Gambia’s youngest mayor, he assumed office by delivering tangible improvements by entering sustainable partnerships with the private sector, securing grants from donors, and more than doubling revenue collection. He has worked on reducing malaria, eradicating child labor, expanding the market, and supporting small businesses. Moreover, Mayor Bensouda has won a €3million grant to support the circular economy and build a library and innovation hub, while being on track to introduce an urban bus service later this year.

We are excited to work altogether with Mayor Bensouda and the city of Kanifing on empowering mayors and cities to solve global challenges.