Nyimasata Camara is political science lecturer at the University of the Gambia focusing on politics, governance and human rights. She holds an M.A. in African Studies from Ankara University and a BSC Political Science from the University of the Gambia. Her particular research interest includes migration, governance, public policy, rural development, gender and inequalities, and Peace studies. She is part of the Afrobarometer team at the Center for Policy, Research and Strategic Studies (CEPRASS). She was awarded Africa Peacebuilding Network (APN) Collaborative Working Group fellowship and she is a member of CIHA Blog-Critical Investigations Into Humanitarianism in Africa.
She is a political activist and was part of the civil society movement that challenged the past dictatorial regime and galvanized the political will that sustained the wll of the people during the 2016 political “impasse”. She is a weekly contributor on Kerr Fatou’s primetime political show ‘The Brunch’ and political commentator. She frequently appears as panelist on many youth, gender, political and social platforms. She is a motivational speaker and has facilitated various session. In 2019 she was nominated for the ‘Woman of the year’ Award by the Fatu Network’s Heroes Award.
Nyima Heads the Social Inclusion and Well-being program at the CRPD