Ousman Touray is a young passionate pan Africanist, an illustrious and compelling speaker, born and bred in the Gambia. He is devoted to transforming the African continent through fostering afro-centric development narratives- calling on the African populace to unite, to own and to reclaim the African development narrative.
Over the last couple of months, he has been featured in both national and international media and conferences, to explore the role of Africans in building and shaping Africa, including the African Decent Society Festival in Canada, Hakeema Series with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf organized by the UNDP, the NBA Academy in Saly Senegal, All African Conference of Churches (AACC), CIRIP in Dakar Senegal, African Business Forum, to mention but few.
Ousman graduated from the University of The Gambia with a bachelor’s degree in Development Studies in 2019. He later earned certifications in Sustainable Development Goals, Global Health and, of recent, a postgraduate training certificate in leadership from the Ayina Think Tank in Kigali, Rwanda. He is a mentee of Prof. PLO Lumumba from the Lumumba Foundation, Kenya.