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Thioune, Ramata Molo Aw

Thioune, Ramata Molo Aw

Senior Program Officer
Governance, Security and Justice

Expertise: gender, information and communication technologies (ICTs), rural development, Africa
Languages: French, English
Based in: Nairobi, Kenya

Ramata Thioune is an experienced rural economist and environmentalist who oversees research in governance, security and justice.  Her work is focused in West and Central Africa.

Projects under her direction include studies of how to promote women’s social, political and economic rights, protect the rights of migrant women, access to justice and participation in democratic governance for the poor with a special interest on women. She also is interested on promoting the use ICTs to improve economic and social well-being as well as to enhance research processes and outcomes through the use of ICTs. Before joining IDRC in 1999, Thioune worked on rural development projects with several national and international organizations. She was also a lecturer at Saint-Louis University in Senegal. Thioune has published on topics such as female genital mutilation and the potential of ICTs in education and community development.

Thioune holds postgraduate degrees in environmental sciences and rural economics.

For more on Thioune’s work:

Information and communication technologies for development in Africa: volume 1: Opportunities and challenges for community development

Ten Years After Beijing, Still a Long Way to Go…

Fighting Female Genital Mutilation in Africa with Information 
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