Baboucarr Nyang is a master’s in development finance candidate at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya. Mr. Nyang graduated with a BSC in Accountancy from the University of The Gambia. Similarly, he holds an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Part qualified, and a Diploma in Accounting and Business. Nyang also holds a Diploma in Financial Accounting, a certificate, and Diploma in Micro and small enterprise Promotion Training.
Nyang is Trained Anti Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing, and Project Finance management. Nyang have over 10 years of experience working in the Financial and Administrative Departments of different organizations having started as a Finance/Admin volunteer assistant at Helping Charity Organization, Gambia. Nyang later joined Aji Suki Ndateh Senior Secondary School as a financial assistant under the supervision of the Gambia National Training Authority.
Baboucarr worked at the Gambia Technical Training Institute as an Accounts Clerk and Internal Auditor respectively, also worked at SOS Children’s Villages The Gambia as a Finance and Administrative officer under the Women Empowerment for Change Project funded by the European Union, Finance and Admin Officer at the Gambia Center for Victims of Human Rights Violations.
In 2021 Nyang joins ChildFund Gambia as a Programs, Partnership, and Grants Finance Officer and was later promoted as the Country Office Accountant for Child Fund International to become a Global Shared Serviced Staff. Nyang also Participated as an Internal Control Auditor for Child Fund’s International Annual Internal Audit exercise for its Local partners as a Guest Auditor.
Baboucarr is also a Social Justice Activist, who has been involved in youth work 17 years ago when he joined Lend a Hand Society in May 2001. Since then he has been part of many youth groups and organizations within Africa and beyond. He has been a Global Ambassador for MilkyWay Youth Movement in Pakistan. He is the founder of Democratic Gambia Movement. He co-founded United Guidance Youth Development (UGYD), a youth-led organization that seeks to address issues of career and personal development. Board Chairman of Helping Charity NGO, Board Treasurer of Activista , The Gambia, Board Member of Teach For Gambia. Baboucarr has a wealth of knowledge in CSO advocacy and development. Nyang was a former member of the National Youth Parliament- The Gambia since 2013 and served in Various positions Including Chairperson of Election Observer missions and headed a series of voter and civic education.
Over the years Baboucarr has travel to some Africa Countries like Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Rwanda, Senegal and Ghana to attend workshops and conferences on Elections, Governance, Human Rights and Leadership.
He is an Alumini and Ambassador of Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) which is a continental institute that seeks to address the short, medium and long-term development challenges in Africa.
He is also a YALI fellow and the winner of the 2017 YALI Star for Civil Society Leadership.