Director Coordination Unit
Fatimata Sy is the director of the Coordination Unit for the Ouagadougou Partnership, a collaboration between nine Francophone West African governments; private, government, and multilateral donors; and countless civil society organizations to elevate FP throughout the region. Mrs. Sy is trained as a biologist, Nutritionist and Public Health Specialist and has over 30 years’ experience in international development and public health designing, managing, and evaluating programs in Africa, and building consensus among diverse stakeholders. Prior to her current role, Mrs. Sy served as the Task Manager for the Health Sector program for World Bank Senegal, the GFATM Liaison for the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and USAID West Africa, the Director of FHI360’s West African Regional HIV/AIDS Project, and Country Director for FHI360 in Senegal, among other roles.
Mrs. Sy has a Masters of Public Health from The Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and a University Technical Diploma from the Technology Institute of Nancy, France. Mrs. Sy is fluent in French, Wolof, Puular, and English.
Country Liaison Manager
Rodrigue Ngouana is fully dedicated to improving the well being of people in Africa, and considers partnerships and experience sharing as essential links in this work. He strives to promote the creation of collaborative alliances among a wide range of partners, organizations and governments in order to overcome the major challenges faced by countries in terms of sexual and reproductive health.
He was previously the Coordinator of the West Africa office of Equilibres & Populations and has more than ten years of experience in Central and West Africa in the coordination, implementation of programs, Technical support, advocacy and mobilization of resources for sexual and reproductive health programs.
He is an economist demographer and have a Master’s Degree in Economics and Public Management from the University of Rennes 1 in France.
Advocacy & External Relations Manager
Marie works in mobilizing donors and additional resources to intensify funding in the subregion. she is also active in coordinating technical partners and creating a better synergy of actions between stakeholders in OP 9 countries with a view on aligning their support with the priorities of the countries.
She has over ten years of experience in health program management in West and Central Africa, including communication and relations with donors and technical and financial partners.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from the University of Maryland-College Park and a Master’s Degree in International Development and Peace / Conflict Resolution from American University in Washington DC.
Awa G. Ka OHIRI holds a diploma in Project Management and a Diploma in Management Assistant with more than ten years of experience. She has been working since 2015 with Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit as Program Assistant. Prior to this, she worked with the Project Reinforcement of Service Providers at IntraHealth International Senegal as Administrative Assistant from 2012 to 2015.
She has a strong inter-personal and knowledge of IntraHealth International’s policies and procedures. Polyglot, she is fluent in 3 different languages: English, French and Wolof, which allows her to interact and have easy conversations with partners, suppliers and all people who are closely or indirectly related to the objectives set by the UCPO.
Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Sambe
Administrative and financial assistant
Bamba, the newcomer of Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit is the Administrative and Financial Assistant and therefore responsable for financial and accounting aspects of the Partnership. He has more than 3 years of experience acquired during his stay in a bilateral program (France-Senegal) which implements development projects throughout Senegal territory.
Bamba has several strings to his bow and is active in the field of non profit with mainly 2 associations working in the promotion of blood donation in Senegal (Precious Gift) and in helping and supporting the most deprived (Blankets for All).
Bamba holds a degree in Audit and Finance, and also has project management skills.