Brandt School Universität Erfurt

Lamin O. Ceesay

On the Picture you can see Lamin O.Ceesay, a PhD Student from Gambia

Doctoral Student

House 39/ Room 111

Lamin O. Ceesay is a Gambian who graduated with honors in Development Studies and a minor in Sociology at the University of Gambia and who holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Erfurt, Germany. He is currently pursuing PhD in Community-Based Development in Fragile States with focus on Community-Driven Development (CDD) approach. Further fields of scientific research are Social Development Policy, Social Protection and Non-Profit Management.

Lamin also is a Higher Teacher Certificate (HTC) holder with years of full and part-time teaching experiences. For the past nine years, Lamin has been working in the field of development. He worked for a number of reputable international organizations and held different positions of responsibility, where he provided leadership. He worked as National Administrative and HR Secretary for SOS Children´s Villages; Programs Officer, West Africa Network for Peace building (WANEP); Technical Specialist-Grants and Partnership for Child Fund International.

Lamin has good professional and academic knowledge and skills of research, project/program design and management, training facilitation, advocacy and funding proposal writing. He attended a number of national and international professional trainings in these areas. He wrote three successful dissertations (not published) as partial fulfillment for his Higher Teacher’s Certificate (phonetics and phonology), bachelor’s degree (Private Sector and Development) and M.P.P. programmes (International Migration). Professionally, Lamin has written and managed both individually and as part of a team many funded projects in the areas of: emergency relief/disaster mitigation, agriculture and livelihoods security; health including water, sanitation and hygiene; education and women empowerment, peace education; income generation, local governance and development; child protection, advocacy and HIV/Aids.

Lamin has held part-time and voluntary positions: Adjunct Lecturer for the University of The Gambia, Project Coordinator Commitment Award Project in Gambia, Policy Consultant for EU-Nopoor Project in Germany, The Gambia Red Cross, and M&E Intern at NGO Affairs Agency, The Gambia. He has also won the following awards: Africa Muslim Agency, High Education Award; won DAAD, Higher Educational Award two time, Commitment Award of Willy Brandt School of Public Policy.