Vanessa Moungar

Director , Gender, Women and Civil Society at AfDB

Ivory Coast

Ms. Vanessa Moungar is Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society at the African Development Bank. She leads the Group’s strategy on gender and investments in women, to accelerate the transformation of the continent through a more inclusive growth. She is also in charge of civil society engagement, to ensure access in delivering programs to all members of society, as well as enhance the sector’s function of ensuring government transparency, accountability and citizen participation.

As Senior Manager for Africa at World Economic Forum, she has championed the Demographic Dividend agenda, leading a multi stakeholder group of global experts, mandated to create thought leadership and shape public policy for investment in women and youth.