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About Oley

Oley Dibba-Wadda is a strategic analyst and expert in international development policy and programming, particularly on education and gender equality in Africa. She is a mentor, a  motivational speaker and a Certified Life and Spiritual Coach. 


She is the Founder, President and CEO of the Gam Africa Institute for Leadership (GAIL) and has lead multicultural and multidisciplinary Pan African development organisations and is the current Executive Secretary of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB). Oley is also the Author of the book titled, "Memoirs of An African Woman on A Mission".

Favourite indulgence:

Tiramisu, Ferrero Rocher


Favourite tea:

Mix of natural cinnamon, cloves and ginger with honey and hot water


Favourite drink:

Water, cucumber, ginger, mint leaves and lemon slices

Favourite pastime:

Weekly massage, maniped facial and hamam at the spa



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OPENING SOON : The newly established Gam Africa Institute for Leadership  - www.thegail.com
OUT NOW ON AMAZON - www.amazon.com!! - "Memoires of An African Woman on a mission"


Oley is the first woman to head the Pan African institution – the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and was awarded “Inspiring Woman of Excellence” in The Gambia in 2012; and "Women Leadership Award" in Mauritius in 2013.


Oley has participated in specialized Self Development and motivational courses such as Fern Goin and Iyanla Vanzant. Her favourite past-time is indulging her weekends in either reading motivational books from her kindle or listening and watching online motivational programmes.


Oley sits on several Advisory Boards and was a Global Ambassador for 10X10 and Concern Universal - she was also Chair of the Board of Trustees for Concern Universal. She has been invited to speak as panelist, keynote and guest speakers on numerous high level international forums globally.