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Mr. Gannon Gillespie

Director of Strategic Development

Tostan

Direct Phone: (202) ***-****       

Tostan

2121 Decatur Place Nw

Washington Dc, District of Columbia 20008

United States

Company Description

Tostan, which means "breakthrough" in the language of the Wolof of Senegal and the Gambia, is a non-profit and non-governmental organization incorporated in the United States in 1991 and based in Thi├Ęs, Senegal. The mission of Tostan is to contribute to ... more

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Employment History

Supervisor
Best Buy Co. , Inc.

Affiliations

Co-Founder, Board Member
DC Stop Modern Slavery

Education

BA
Creative Writing
Nebraska Wesleyan University

Web References (134 Total References)


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Photo of Gannon Gillespie Gannon Gillespie was first introduced to the issues of modern-day trafficking and slavery in 2004, when he joined Tostan, a grassroots education and empowerment organization working in rural Africa. As a volunteer in West Africa, Gannon coordinated Tostan's volunteer program, grant writing, report writing, communications, and fundraising. He also studied the large scale abandonment of female genital cutting (FGC) and child marriage taking place through Tostan's programs, while learning about the issues of slavery and trafficking unique to the region. In 2005, Gannon returned to DC and became Tostan's first full-time US staff member, based in Washington, DC. He has since helped to establish and grow Tostan's base of partners and supporters and currently, as Director of Strategic Development, he oversees Tostan's business development and strategic partnerships. Upon arrival in DC in 2005, Gannon also began attending and serving as co-organizer for the meetup group that has become DC SMS. Gannon has a BA in Creative Writing from Nebraska Wesleyan University and has been a writing consultant to UNICEF and a guest lecturer for several leading conferences and universities. He is passionate about community-led development, empowering nonformal education, and improved collaboration in the social sector.


Their director, Gannon ...

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Their director, Gannon Gillespie, writes: "In other exciting news, However Long the Night, the book written about Molly and Tostan, is officially a New York Times Bestseller.


Gannon Gillespie serves as ...

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Gannon Gillespie serves as Director of Strategic Development of Tostan, where he works on helping the organization build upon its existing and emerging areas of work and navigate its strategic growth.

In 2005, Gannon became Tostan's first full-time US Representative based in Washington DC


Gannon Gillespie was first ...

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Gannon Gillespie was first introduced to the issues of modern-day trafficking and slavery in 2004, when he joined Tostan, a grassroots education and empowerment organization working in rural Africa. As a volunteer in West Africa, Gannon coordinated Tostan's volunteer program, grant writing, report writing, communications, and fundraising. He also studied the large scale abandonment of female genital cutting (FGC) and child marriage taking place through Tostan's programs, while learning about the issues of slavery and trafficking unique to the region. In 2005, Gannon returned to DC and became Tostan's first full-time US staff member, based in Washington, DC. He has since helped to establish and grow Tostan's base of partners and supporters and currently, as Director of Strategic Development, he oversees Tostan's business development and strategic partnerships. Upon arrival in DC in 2005, Gannon also began attending and serving as co-organizer for the meetup group that has become DC SMS. Gannon has a BA in Creative Writing from Nebraska Wesleyan University and has been a writing consultant to UNICEF and a guest lecturer for several leading conferences and universities. He is passionate about community-led development, empowering nonformal education, and improved collaboration in the social sector.


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Gannon Gillespie, director of external relations at Tostan, a Washington charity that holds educational workshops in human rights, health, and literacy in African communities, says that "the girls agenda is on the table in a way it didn't used to be."

And that is how Ms. Eitel hopes it remains. Girl Effect, she says, "brings to life this very simple but powerful idea [that] the least powerful person on the planet can transform it."

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