Ebrima Dibbasey is a Gambian working in the field of disabilities. He was disabled as a teenager and has committed himself to promoting disability issues throughout The Gambia. He pioneered the formation of the National Union of Disabled Youth and is Chairperson of the Network of Journalists to Protect and Promote Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Gambia. He has also attended several internationally organised events across Africa namely the Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human Rights and the NGO Forum organised by the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies amongst others.
He has served in the Gambia Student Union as Social Secretary, the National Youth Council as a councillor and a member of the Child Protection Alliance. He has also instigated the creation of a disability column in one local newspaper called ‘Foroyaa’ where he has been writing for 5 years enlightening the public about issues that affect people with disabilities. This includes interviewing role models with the message “Yes we can!”
Currently, he serves as the Executive Director of The Gambia Federation of the Disabled – a post he has held for 3 years. He strongly believes that disability is a human rights issue and is fully committed to these principles.