Young Gambian youth leader, women’s rights activist and Poet, Lala Touray is among nine youth leaders across the world given the opportunity to speak at US President Joe Biden’s Democracy Summit in Washington DC.
Lala Touray engage with leaders across the world in Washington, D.C.
The two-day summit that started on Friday December 9th brings together leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector to set forth an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal to tackle the greatest threats faced by democracies today through collective action.
Reacting to her participation in the high-level democracy forum, Lala Touray told Alkamba Times: ” I feel very honored to be given this opportunity to represent my country at such a high-level platform. This creates an opportunity for me to add my voice to strengthen my country’s ties to the United States.”
Lala remind world leaders that: “Africa has the youngest population in the world and it is clear that African youth are key to democratic reform. As such, the United States should partner with African nations to tap into the potential of young people on the continent.”
The days Youth Town hall meeting where young leaders engaged with issues challenging democratic advances, was presided by the Ambasador Linda Thomas Greenfield, the US Ambasador to UN.
Since coming to power in 2021, the Biden-Harris Administration has made clear its intention to renew democracy in the United States and around the world as an essential to meeting the unprecedented challenges of our time.