Andrew Mendy is a Programs Assistant in the Program Department of Gambia Participates. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science (Hons) and has gained valuable experience working on several noteworthy projects. Some of his notable work at Gambia Participates include the Strengthening and Sustaining Fiscal Transparency, Accountability in The Gambia (SFTA), the 2023 Mayoral and Chairmanship Local Government Elections Observation the Judicial Conduct and Ethics for Judges and Magistrates, and the SANCUS Parliamentary Oversight Assessment Tool, which assesses the quality of parliamentary oversight in terms of mandate, performance, and impact. Andrew is an ardent advocate for human rights, democratic governance, peace, and security, as well as inclusive and engaging youth participation in politics. He highly values self-belief, hard work, resilience, and determination.