Cybersecurity expert from Gambia named among 14 young leaders to address global risks

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Fatou is a cybersecurity professional with vast experience in the Digital Technology industry.

Fatou Senghore, a young and talented Gambian cybersecurity expert, has been chosen among fourteen exceptional young leaders to address pressing global existential threats to People, Planet, Peace, and prosperity.

The Global Youth Security Council, which selected Fatou and co, was established by the One Young World and InterAction Council to address Global existential threats to People, Planet, Peace, & Prosperity.

Fourteen young leaders from 14 countries were selected to form the Council to address threats to humanity, influence policies, and participate in decision-making with global leaders.

The Council’s inauguration with the former President of Colombia and former Prime Minister of Ireland.

“My role in the Council is to address threats to AI and digital infrastructure platforms, including cyber warfare. I am honored to be part of this Council and represent the Gambia, the smallest country in West Africa, as one of the 14 countries selected for this critical mission, Fatou, who now represents the Gambia at the Council, told TAT.

Her new role on the Council addresses threats to AI and digital infrastructure platforms.

“It is crucial for young people to be involved in decision-making, as many of these global threats affect intergenerational relationships. As council members, we are responsible for addressing threats and making decisions with world leaders,” she said.

 

The eight young leaders were recently invited to a high-level meeting in January 2024 at the UK House of Lords to strengthen global governance for existential threats.

The eight young leaders were recently invited to a high-level meeting in January 2024 at the UK House of Lords to strengthen global governance for existential threats.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to such a meaningful conversation,” she added.

Ms. Senghore was appointed to represent the Gambia at the One Young World Summit in October 2023. She was one of the eight exceptional young leaders selected from the 2000 delegates who attended the Summit and had a private meeting with the former President of Colombia and former prime minister of Ireland.

Ms. Senghore represented the Gambia at the One Young World Summit in October 2023.

On October 5, 2023, One Young World convened eight exceptional young leaders attending its Belfast 2023 Summit to meet with InterAction Council Co-Chair Bertie Ahern, former Taoiseach of Ireland, and former President of Colombia and Nobel Peace Laureate Juan Manuel Santos.

Fatou is a cybersecurity professional with vast experience in the Digital Technology industry. She holds an MSc in Cyber Security Engineering from the University of Warwick. She is a Chevening Scholar, a Grace Hopper for Women in Computing Scholar, a Barack Obama Young African Leadership Award recipient, and an Internet Governance Youth Ambassadors Fellow.

Fatou is a key member of WiST and a strong advocate for women in STEM. She has established mentorship programs to help young women and girls pursue STEM careers.

She is the co-founder and Vice President of the Gambia Information Security Community (GAMCON), a civil society that promotes cyber security education among young people.

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