Marie Ba to Lead Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit

April 24, 2020Marie Ba is the new director of theOuagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit.The Ouagadougou Partnership is a coalition of nine francophone West African countries—Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo—that are working together to expand family planning in the region.“She is the right leader to guide the coordination unit through 2020 and beyond.”Ba has been a member of the coordination unit for more than three years, starting as the regional program manager for advocacy and external relations and then moving into the deputy director role last year. Over the past year, she has served as interim director as well as deputy director and has successfully led the team during this transition.“I am delighted to announce Marie Ba’s appointment,” saysPolly Dunford, president and CEO of IntraHealth International, which serves as the coordination unit of the Ouagadougou Partnership.“She is the right leader to guide the coordination unit of the Ouagadougou Partnership through 2020 and beyond.”Ba has a master’s degree in international development and peace/conflict resolution from the American University, Washington DC, as well as a bachelor’s degree in economics and social sciences from the University of Maryland-College Park. Her extensive experience in the West and Central Africa regions spans the last twelve years and includes building partnership...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit Family Planning & Reproductive Health Leadership and Governance Advocacy Source Type: news

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