Lamin Fatty is the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) Focal Point for Tostan the Gambia. He trains the community-based facilitators and community management committees CMCs and facilitates the implementation of the community empowerment program modules. He also coordinates the organized diffusion and leads mini and public declaration to abandon the practice of child marriage and female genital cutting FGC. Fatty hosts a weekly, local language, radio show at the Gambia Radio and Television Service GRTS in Basse. He has co-facilitated a training on Islam and Human Rights for religious leaders at the Tostan Training Center in Thiés, Senegal. He has worked for Tostan for more than 14 years, previously as a Program Field Supervisor and over seven years as MERL focal point. He received an Associate degree in Development Studies from the Rural Development Training Institue and a National Certificate in Integrated Rural Development. He researched water resources conservation swampland ecosystem production and the impact of the closure of a state-owned Gambia Cotton Company on the lives and livelihoods of the cotton farmers and former employees in the Central River Region and the Upper River Region. Fatty also works as a freelance journalist with the newspaper Foroyaa.