Ouedraogo, Josiane - Project Co-Leader

Ouedraogo, Josiane

Project Co-Leader,

Nerwaya 

BPW Ouagadougou Solidarité

Burkina Faso

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Josiane is coordinator of the Gent Care Africa Association.

“I am the president of an association called Genit Care Africa (GCA) to share my ideas, my experience, and my network to save lives. As the Coordinator of the GCA, I have extensive experience and knowledge that is both extensive and useful to my duties, as I have dedicated my career to human rights, equality and social justice. I have worked for the government, in the private sector for civil society. I have participated in anti-poverty programmes aimed at benefiting people experiencing poverty, and women in particular, from the benefits of economic growth in Burkina Faso and the West African sub-region „‟Applied Research and Analysis for Development Group‟‟(Groupe de recherche et d'analyse appliquées pour le développement GRAAD- BURKINA/PROJET INTERGENRE -UEMOA). I started my career as a general practitioner and acquired sub-regional experience (Burkina, Benin) in the noble mission of providing free care for women with obstetric fistulas, women who are ostracized by their neighborhood as soon as the disease sets in. As the first Vice President of Business and Professional Women in my country, I have gained international experience and am involved in a global women's program that supports leadership, education, women's empowerment and gender equality. I obtained my diploma as an Obstetrician Gynaecologist in Cotonou, Benin and my expert diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Health in M'Bour, Senegal.”

Languages: French, English