Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week’s episode comes to you from Dakar, by way of New York City and [Banjul](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banjul "smartCard-inline) in The Gambia. My guest, Gambian-American, Begay Downes-Thomas was born and raised in New York City to Gambian parents and currently calls Dakar, Senegal her base. She has more than 20 years of experience as a senior advocacy strategist in strategic communication, partnerships, and media in the development sector - specifically in strategies, branding, and resource mobilization at the country and regional level in Africa and internationally. She currently leads Global Partnerships at SEED Project in Senegal and is a brand experience curator.
As you’ll learn in our conversation, Begay shares great perspectives on the power of leveraging your network, intentional preparation, and purpose-driven partnerships in establishing a work-life balance as a global nomad.
Where to find Begay?
Other topics of interest:
Wolof Glocal Speak, Jàmm rekk and other greetings
About Senegal’s first President, Léopold Sédar Senghor
About Amadou Gallo Fall
About the NBA Academy in Senegal
About [Mbalax Music](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mbalax )