Tabara Ndiaye

Senegal

A teacher by training, Tabara Ndiaye has over twenty years of experience with local women’s organizations in Casamance, Senegal, where she spent her childhood. She has close links with the culture and environment of rural women, and understands the challenges they face as well as their prospects for the future. From 1999 to 2005, Tabara was a founding member and in charge of communication for USOFORAL, a group that aims to promote solidarity among women to build peace in Casamance, Senegal. She also ran an educational program for young students on family planning and reproductive health, and also worked with students on civic action projects to identify a public policy issue in their community and to enable them to have a say in discussions regarding this policy. Tabara Ndiaye was a Program Consultant with the New Field Foundation for 10 years. Her interests include capacity building among rural women’s associations and reproductive health in the French-speaking regions of West Africa. Tabara has been a board member of Global Fund for Women since 2013, after having been served as an adviser for five years. She served as Technical Adviser for West Africa for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation from 2013 to 2016. She is now a Program Officer for AJWS and a Program Manager for JAFOWA (Joint Action for Farmers Organization in West Africa). Tabara also serves on the board of WANEP Senegal and Pathfinder International, and is Chair of the Board for Usoforal. She is a strategic adviser for Amplify Change.