This podcast series tells the stories of women as civil society actors, activists, authors, leaders, health and humanitarian workers, youth representatives, traders and entrepreneurs in the Sahel and West Africa. We gather first-hand examples of their outstanding work within local communities as well as their important contributions to advancing gender equality and positive change. These conversations also aim to better connect the Sahel and West Africa Club’s evidence-based analysis with civil society advocacy and action through dialogue and knowledge exchange.
Ornella Moderan is a Research Associate Fellow with Clingendael’s Conflict Research Unit. She is a gender expert and her work focuses on political and security dynamics in the Sahel and West Africa.
Our host for this podcast episode is Mame Diarra Diop. She is a radio journalist and producer in Mali.