OULIMATA SARR, REGIONAL DIRECTOR UN WOMEN, WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA
Ms Oulimata SARR currently serves as UN Women’s Regional Director for West and Central Africa, covering 24 countries. Ms. Sarr with her team support Governments in adopting international standards to achieve gender equality and women empowerment in partnership with civil society organizations and partners. UN Women works to make the ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls by implementing programs on several thematic areas such as women economic empowerment, women peace and security, ending violence against women, leadership and political participation, data and gender responsive budgeting.
Before joining UN Women, Ms Oulimata spent 10 years with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member institution of the Group of the World Bank and the largest development institution in the world that focuses exclusively on the private sector. She served in various positions ranging from Finance to Donor relations and partnerships and focused several years on conflict affected states in Africa.
Ms Sarr is a graduate of HEC Montreal (Canada) and holds a MBA from the University of Bedfordshire (UK)