Simone Mbodé Diouf
Program Officer for Africa
Simone Diouf is Africa Program Officer at GNWP. She holds degrees in international law and development economics from the University of Grenoble, and in peace studies from the University of Paris Dauphine. As a 2021 Youth Ambassador for the international NGO ONE Campaign, she is committed to access to quality education for children and equitable access to vaccines in Africa.
Simone has participated in the African Union’s Young Women Mentorship initiative to train young African women in leadership. She is passionate about peace, security, gender and development issues. Her areas of interest are women’s political participation, implementation of the Women, Peace and Security and Youth, Peace and Security programs, conflict prevention and peacebuilding in Africa.
Prior to joining GNWP, Simone worked for the United Nations including the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and UN Women. She has contributed to the success of various projects and events aimed at increasing the involvement of women and youth in the prevention and fight against violent extremism and terrorism.
Simone is fluent in French, Wolof, Serer and English.