West African Institute for Legal Aid

  • +220 9921663
  • N0, F6 Kanifing Housing Estate, Serrekunda,The Gambia, West Africa.

Welcome to West African Institute for Legal Aid (WAILA).  We are a group of young lawyers in Gambia,  committed to achieving access to justice and Human Rights.

OUR MISSION

To be a leader in the provision of accessible, sustainable, ethical, independent and quality legal services to the poor and vulnerable and addresses all forms of social, economic, political and human rights issues.

OUR VISION

A world in which the rights enshrined in national constitutions and international human rights instruments, are realised, upheld and responsibilities are complied with to ensure equality, justice and quality of life for all.

OUR VALUES 

We are committed to building a solid and widespread reputation for expertise, a track record of excellence and prominence in the areas of our principal activities and core competences.

OUR GOALS

 One of the main goals of WAILA is to provide free Legal Aid services to eligible individuals or groups, mainly poor and vulnerable people as a means to strengthen their access to justice worldwide.

A group of young Lawyers in Gambia at work

BOARD MEMBERS

MR. DAHABA SANNA (BOARD -PRESIDENT)

Mr. Dahaba Sanna is a professional justice educator and Project Planning and Management expert.

MRS. DANDEH JABBIE HADDY (BOARD VICE-PRESIDENT)

Mrs. Haddy Dandeh Jabbie is a skilled litigation attorney with extensive experience and expertise in diverse areas of the law..

MR. TOURAY THOMAS FUAD (BOARD MEMBER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)

Mr. Thomas Fuad Touray is a Human Rights Lawyer with particular expertise on the African Human Rights System

MR. KAMARA MORLAI R. KELVIN BOARD MEMBER- DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION)

Mr. Kamara Morlai R. Kelvin is a professional certified arbitrator and a justice, education expert.

DR. OGUNADE FEYI (BOARD MEMBER AND REGIONAL COORDINATOR (EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA)

Dr Feyi Ogunade was previously a Senior Legal Advisor at the African Union leading work on the promotion and protection of human rights in Africa

MR. TOURAY MOHAMMED A (BOARD MEMBER)

Mr. Touray Mohammed is a professional educationist

MRS. KAMARA MARIE TITY (BOARD MEMBER)

Mrs. Marie Tity Kamara is a professional Counsellor and Consultant to women and children with broken homes and stress eradication Management.

MRS. NORMAN, NADET VIDA (BOARD MEMBER)

Mrs. Norman, Nadet Vida is an expert on the rights of women and children with extensive experience and excellent research and writing skills.

MR. AZEEZ OLADAPO YUSUF (BOARD MEMBER AND COUNTRY DIRECTOR) (NIGERIA CHAPTER

Mr. Yusuf Azeez Oladapo is a Human Rights Lawyer and a professional entrepreneur having invested and established in several companies.

MR. LEGENJU VITALISE NKEMNGONG (BOARD MEMBER AND REGIONAL COORDINATOR (SOUTHERN AND NORTHERN AFRICA)

Mr. LEGENJU VITALISE NKEMNGONG is a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of The Gambia and Cameroon with over 7 years’ experience working with Non-Governmental Organizations.

MR. MANGA ALMAMEH. S (BOARD MEMBER AND DIRECTOR OF CRIMINAL DEPARTMENT)

Mr. Manga Almameh. S is a Human Rights Lawyer and a professional Police officer serving in The Gambia Police Force under the Prosecutions and Legal Affairs Unit.

MR. JANNEH GIBAIRU (BOARD MEMBER)

Mr. Janneh Gibairu is a Media Practitioner and Programme Manager/ Development Specialist of the Center for Media and Development Research in Africa (CenMEDRA).

UKPONG FREDERICK (BOARD MEMBER)

Mr. Ukpong Frederick is a professional management Consultant, specializing in organizational development.

(WAILA 14) MR. YAKASAI MA`ARUF MOHAMMED (BOARD MEMBER AND REGIONAL COORDINATOR) (WEST AFRICA)

Mr. Yakasai Ma`aruf Mohammed is a skilled litigation attorney with extensive experience and expertise in diverse areas of the law

(WAILA 16) MS. ROSAS MARYCRUZ GONZALEZ (BOARD MEMBER AND REGIONAL COORDINATOR ) (LATIN AMERICA)

Ms. Marycruz González Rosas is a skilled litigation attorney with extensive experience and expertise in diverse areas of the law.

(WAILA 15) MR. SADAA MOHAMMED MOHAMMED (BOARD MEMBER- REGIONAL COORDINATOR CENTRAL AND THE MIDDLE EAST)

Mr. Sadaa Mohammed Mohammed is a professional educationist with extensive experience and expertise linguistics.

(WAILA 17) MR. SESAY ABDULAI: BOARD MEMBER AND REGIONAL DIRECTOR DEPARTMENT OF (ICT) (WEST AFRICA)

Mr. Abdulai Sesay is a professional Microsoft Certified System Associate, presently serving as Head of Department and lecturer of ICT at Muslim High School – Banjul.

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