#AQPprofile Vanessa Moungar grew up between Chad and France, aware at a very young age of the imbalance that prevails in the world.⠀
Last year, in a year that saw women and youth issues dominate global debate, Vanessa became director of gender, women and civil society, at Africa’s leading continental financial institution – the African Development Bank (AfDB) – was appropriate. ⠀
Prior to this appointment, the youthful trailblazer was already a respected voice on developmental issues, including as manager of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Demographic Dividend – shaping public and private policy to maximize the demographic dividend through youth and women’s empowerment.⠀
In her role she takes on one of the Bank’s key cornerstone strategies: “Investing in Gender Equality for Africa’s Transformation”. In September, Moungar was one of 10 people appointed to French president Emmanuel Macron’s Presidential Council for Africa – formed to advise him on France’s African policy.