Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan

Head of Building Movement Power

About Muhammed

Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan is a global human and environmental rights activist with over 10 years of experience in management, movement building, development programming, strategic campaigning and organizing for social change. 

A Gambian born, was founding youth chair of ActionAid International’s youth working group and lead coordinator for the Activista initiative, where he leads and guide workwith young people in 47 countries globally.

Muhammed Lamin’s career in humanitarian, campaigning and advocacy and grassroot movements work includes roles at the Red Cross and ActionAid and the establishment and leadership of the largest Pan African movement of movements in Africa and the Diaspora called “Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity” for almost six years.

Saidykhan serves in many advisory councils and boards including CoP26 UK Government’s CSOs and Youth Advisory council, Oxfam Novib Alliance and Movement Fund, ActionAid International The Gambia, etc.

In 2016, Muhammed Lamin and his colleagues organized widespread protests to get long-time Gambian dictator Yahaya Jammeh to step down, a success that followed many years of his work with young people and women through trainings and non-violent organizing for social change.

Muhammed Lamin holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and many other diplomas and certificates in the field of social sciences and non-formal education.

Contact Muhammed

Email: msaidykhan[at]climatenetwork[dot]org

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