Lamin Ceesay

PhD Candidate
Lamin Ceesay is a public policy student at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt, Germany. He specializes in international affairs and public and nonprofit management. He previously worked for the SOS Children’s Villages and the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding in Gambia. Ceesay is also a teacher with over five years of experience, while he recently won the prestigious Willy Brandt School of Public Policy Commitment Award. He graduated from the University of The Gambia with a BA in Development Studies and a minor in sociology.

Gambian Security Forces Take a Gamble

January 27, 2017

Gambian security chiefs have put their professionalism and loyalty to the constitution in question. The relevance of the military and other security institutions in a democratic state has never been questioned. It is a concern that was raised 2,500 years ago by Plato and subsequent scholars. Principles of representative democracy guarantee...

Old Wine in New Bottles for Africa?

March 04, 2014

Unless real change occurs in Africa, poverty is here to stay. Most of the world’s poorest countries are located in sub-Saharan Africa. Since the region escaped from the shackles of colonialism, numerous development and reform programs have been implemented.