Sellou Jallow

Program Assistant

The Gambia

Sellou Jallow is the Program Assistant for ICTJ's program in The Gambia. He obtained his bachelor's degree in development studies (Cum Laude) at the University of The Gambia, and a certificate in DME and peacebuilding from the United States Institute of Peace Global Campus Online. 

Before joining ICTJ, Sellou served as the M&E Officer for the Governor’s Office in Upper River Region on a joint UTG-UNDP Project. During that period, he worked with several regional authorities and local CSOs and eventually gained broad knowledge of regional governance and community development. Prior to completing his degree, Sellou served as a Project Officer where he headed project activities on Voter Education and COVID-19 funded by the International Republican Institute (IRI). He is also a Co-Founder and the Executive Secretary of The Robotics Hub The Gambia, and a Certified Entrepreneur from the Standing 4 Youths Entrepreneurship Program. Through these engagements, Sellou staged and facilitated Tech and Entrepreneurship training across the country and, as well, represented The Gambia in the International stage of Robotics Competitions.  

As a social science disciple, Sellou has the desire to advance human development through being at the center stage of policy and program formulation to evaluation aiming to reduce poverty, bridge the inequality gaps, promote responsive institutions, and provide people with access to basic services through the provision of decent socio-economic policies and programs that will revitalize the economy and propel inclusive sustainable development. Accordingly, he is a passionate and self-driven lover and advocate for Human Rights, Transitional Justice, Peace and Security, and Inclusive Youth Participation in the development discourse.