Dr. Fatoumata Haidara
Director Coordination Unit
Dr. Fatoumata Haidara is a Malian visionary and champion for the rights of women and girls with a demonstrated passion for human rights and social justice. She has 20 years’ experience holding leadership roles with WaterAid, Oxfam, the Canadian International Development Agency, and most recently with Plan International. As Plan’s West and Central Africa Sahel Director, she provided strategic leadership for the design and implementation of Plan’s Sahel portfolio including child rights, gender equality, and community-based development initiatives. She is a results-oriented leader with demonstrated competence in creating and delivering innovative program strategies that improve the quality of health and security of vulnerable communities.
Dr. Haidara has a doctorate from the Timiryazev Agricultural Academy in Russia and holds certificates in human rights, organizational development, and gender-based planning.
Deputy OP Director
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.
Dr. Norbert Coulibaly
Senior Technical Manager
Dr. Norbert Coulibaly has recently joined the OPCU as Senior Technical Manager. He joins the OPCU most recently from UNFPA where he served for ten years as a Program Specialist in Family Planning and Reproductive Health Product Safety (FP/RHCS), first in the Burkina Faso Country Office (2009 – 2016) and then in the UNFPA Regional Office for West and Central Africa (2016 to 2019). Previously, he worked within the Ministry of Health of Burkina Faso for 16 years, holding various public health roles. As an FP/RHCS Program Specialist at UNFPA, he made a remarkable contribution to the resurgence of FP programs and strengthening of the contraceptive product supply chain in his country and across the region through the UNFPA Supplies program and the SWEDD project.
Dr. Coulibaly holds a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from Laval University, Quebec, and a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Mame Aminata Diouf Diallo
With a Bachelor degree in economics and Finance and a degree in accounting applied to ICT with more than seven years of experience, Mame Aminata Diouf Diallo joined the Partnership Coordination Unit of Ouagadougou as Program Assistant in February 2019. Prior to this she worked in the private sector as a project officer for a civil engineering firm specializing in hydro-agriculture after a stint at Oxfam Great Britain where she held a similar position on the LEAP project during the GROW campaign.
She has interpersonal skills and a good understanding of the policies and procedures of international organizations. Polyglot, she handles 3 different languages that are English, French and Wolof which allows her to be in interaction and to have easy conversation with partners, suppliers and all people related from near and far the achievement of 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.