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Dr. Odile Ndoumbé FAYE
Dr. Odile Ndoumbé FAYE is a Sociologist-Researcher, specialist in Gender, Women, Family, Children, and African Environment. She holds a PHD in Gender Sociology, a Higher Diploma in Information and Communication Sciences and a Diploma of Specialized Studies in Human Resources Management in International Organizations.
Dr. FAYE first served at the Gaston Berger University of Saint-Louis (UGB) where she successively held the positions of Head of the Communication, Information and Marketing Division and Director of the Antenna of the said University at Dakar (Senegal). This work has enabled him to contribute greatly to the influence of the University at the national and international level.
Dr. Faye then directed for 9 years the Executive Secretariat of AFARD (Association of African Women for Research and Development), Continental Organization (Think Tank) of Women Researchers covering 22 African countries and working for social and economic transformation. positive from the African continent. Its positions at the African level and in major international bodies such as the United Nations, the World Bank, the GFMD (Global Forum For Migration), the World Social Forum, the Gender Equality Network of La Francophonie, etc. have contributed greatly to the advancement of gender equality and the empowerment of women.
In April 2016, Dr. FAYE joined the ECOWAS Center for Gender Development (CCDG) where she is in charge of Gender and Civil Society Programs. It thus contributes, through its functions, to the improvement of the conditions of communities in the ECOWAS region and to the visibility and influence of ECOWAS in the international gender agenda.
She volunteered as President of the Scientific Committee of the Senegalese Women’s Council, an association that was behind the adoption of the law on parity in elective decision-making bodies in Senegal. She is also, on a voluntary basis, a member of the Advisory Council of Word Vision Senegal for the promotion of education and the well-being of children.