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Ethical Pioneer - Interview with Isatou Ceesay, co author of One Plastic Bag visits Dubai, UAE, March/April 2019

Ethical Pioneer - Interview with Isatou Ceesay, co author of One Plastic Bag visits Dubai, UAE, March/April 2019

Isatou Ceesay Environmental Activist and

Social Entrepreneur Visits Dubai

Isatou Ceesay environmental activist and social entrepreneur accompanied by her son Madou stayed with me for 5 days during their 7 day visit to Dubai late March early April 2019.

I asked Isatou to sign copies of her book for nephew's and niece's.

I also conducted a detailed interview with Isatou (pronounced Ay Sa Tou) about her life and work.

 

Isatou signing my copy of One Plastic Bag

 

Interview short edited version 

  

Interview long edited version

  

Isatou's interview in Wolof

 

 

Gallery and More Interviews

One Plastic Bag authors Miranda Paul and Isatou Ceesay

 One Plastic Bag authors Miranda Paul and Isatou Ceesay

 

Isatou Cessay signing copies of One Plastic Bag - March/April 2019 (UAE)
Isatou Cessay signing copies of One Plastic Bag -
March/April 2019 (UAE)

 

Interview with Isatou and how she wrote One Plastic Bag with Miranda Paul

 

 

Isatou reads her favourite page and pronounces words in Wolof

 

 

Isatou Cessay and Sabeena Ahmed Visit to The Emirates Literature Foundation March/April 2019 (UAE)
Isatou Cessay, Madou and Sabeena Ahmed visit
The Emirates Literature Foundation March/April 2019 (UAE)

 

 

Isatou Cessay with Flora and Aiden at the Emirates Literature Foundation, March 2019
Aiden and Flora with Isatou 
at The Emirates Literature Foundation March/April 2019 (UAE)

 

 

Isatou Cessay, Madou and Sabeena Ahmed Visit to Deira/Shindaga. March/April 2019 (UAE)
Isatou Cessay, Madou and Sabeena Ahmed
visit Deira/Shindaga, March/April 2019 (UAE)
 

 

Isatou Cessay guest speaker at the Middlesex University, Social Entrepreneurial Showcase, Dubai, April 2019

Isatou Cessay guest speaker at the Middlesex University Dubai,

Social Entrepreneurial Showcase winners Pentagon, Dubai, UAE

April 2019

 

Isatou Cessay guest speaker with Sabeena Ahmed at the Middlesex University, Social Entrepreneurial Showcase, Dubai, April 2019

Isatou Cessay guest speaker at the Middlesex University Dubai,

Social Entrepreneurial Showcase, Dubai, UAE, April 2019

 

Isatou Cessay guest speaker at the Middlesex University, Social Entrepreneurial Showcase, Dubai, April 2019

Isatou Cessay guest speaker with Sabeena Ahmed

at the Middlesex University Dubai,

Social Entrepreneurial Showcase, Dubai, April 2019

 

Isatou Cessay at Jumeirah Beach with Sabeena Ahmed, Dubai UAE, April 2019

Isatou Cessay with Madou and Sabeena Ahmed, Jumeirah Beach

Dubai, UAE, April 2019

 

Isatou Cessay at Jumeirah Beach with Madou and Sabeena Ahmed, Dubai UAE, April 2019

Isatou Cessay with son Madou at Jumeirah Beach

Dubai, UAE, April 2019

 

Isatou Cessay at Jumeirah Beach with Sabeena Ahmed, Dubai UAE, April 2019

Isatou Cessay with Sabeena Ahmed, at Jumeirah Beach

Dubai, UAE, April 2019

 

 

About Isatou Cessay

Isatou Ceesay is an environmental activist and social entrepreneur from Njau, Gambia.

For over 18 years she has been reducing the use of single use plastic.

She has co-authored a book about her plastic journey titled One Plastic Journey with Miranda Paul who I interviewed last year.

Isatou has established a government certified organisation Women's Initiative Gambia, (WIG). The organisation is currently working to implement many initiatives including, tree planting, waste management, girls in education, free sanitation for girls, empowering women as social entrepreneurs, nutrition, Islamic education and supporting adults with special needs through income generated programmes.

Many thanks to the Emirates Literature Foundation for taking time to see us and the the IEBE team particularly, Suzannah Fernandes, Shanthi Rajan and Sandra Stephenson at the Middlesex University Dubai for inviting me as a guest judge and Isatou as a guest speaker.

Despite my painful shoulders I took care of Isatou the best that I could.

I hope she enjoyed her stay. 

Until next time.

Love, peace and blessings Isatou!

 

Further Reading and Links

One Plastic Bag

 

Miranda Paul

 

Miranda Paul's Interview




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