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  • Writer's pictureJanine L. Campling

GUD Malta welcomes Mohamed Khalifa Niasse to its Global Board of Directors

GUD Malta recently confirmed the appointment of the distinguished Mohamed Khalifa Niasse to its international Board of Directors.

Mr Niasse expressed his eagerness to contribute to the NGO's ongoing efforts in Africa, underscoring GUD Malta's emphasis on tangible impact and prioritising community interests. "I am eager to embark on this journey, helping to foster substantial growth and development in African communities through the GUD Malta initiatives," he said.

"We are thrilled to welcome Mr Niasse to our global Board of Directors," said Justine Gaspar, President of GUD Malta. "Mr Niasse’s deep connections and influence in many communities in the Sahel region and beyond make him an invaluable advocate for sustainable urban development. His dedication will undoubtedly foster long-lasting benefits for the communities we are dedicated to serving."

Mr Mohamed Khalifa Niasse graduated in Islamic rights. In 1988, he headed the list in the Kaolak region of Senegal. He became a member of the National Assembly of Senegal in 2001 and served as the deputy mayor of the commune of Kaolak, a community of 400,000 people, from 2004. In 2008, he was VP of the National Assembly and represented Senegal in the parliamentary union of member countries of the Islamic Conference.

Currently, Mr Niasse is a businessman, spiritual leader, and prominent advocate for sustainable development in Africa.

GUD Malta is a non-profit organisation focused on sustainable urban development and innovation for the common good. Partnered with the UN Habitat World Urban Campaign, GUD Malta leverages an expanding global network of sustainability leaders and subject-matter experts to deliver ethical and impactful initiatives. Central to its mission is the creation of a high-conviction carbon credit vehicle for nature-based solutions, designed to accelerate land and biodiversity restoration, whilst combating desertification and resource scarcity.

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