Darkness Under the Sun



12:00 Welcoming Words   
Laurence Cecile Coste, Counsel, World Bank

12:05 Presentation of our First Year's Achievements   
Lou M.C. Granier, Gender Specialist Consultant, World Bank

12:20 Work Proposal and Prospects for FY23   
Isabella Micali Drossos, Senior Counsel, World Bank

12:30 Expanding Partnership   
Discussion / Feedbacks / Q&A session / Next Steps

Isabella Micali Drossos

Senior Counsel
Legal Vice Presidency
World Bank

Isabella Micali Drossos is a French and Brazilian lawyer. She joined the Bank in 1999 and has worked since then as an operational lawyer in Africa, Latin America and the Pacific Region. She has a passion for issues related to gender-based violence (in particular Female Genital Mutilation and Domestic Violence) and collective happiness and well-being in development. She holds degrees in law and in economics from the University of Paris, an LLM from the London School of Economics and a PhD in international public law from the University Pantheon-Sorbonne.


Author and Founder of Sunshine Girls

Bayor Chantal Ngoltoingar is from Chad, mother of a seventeen-year-old boy. She is a finance and marketing professional with an analytical and operationally oriented approach. She held a Bachelor of Arts, currently finishing her Master at the business school of the Catholic University of America. Before moving to the United States, she worked more than ten years as marketing and sales manager, then one years as branch manager at the United Bank for Africa. She is an advocate and author; she published a book on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) L’obscurité sous le Soleil in France. The English version of her book Darkness under the Sun is soon to be published. She has testified and shared her experience about FGM in the U.S. Senate, United Nations Population Fund, The World Bank, and other settings. She is collecting videos for her research project to quantify the impact of FGM on girls, families, and nations from child survivors, mothers, and traditional authorities in Chad.


Event Type: Webinar

Date: Thursday April 21st 2022

Time: 12:00  – 13.00  EST

Venue/Location: Virtual

Contact: globalforumljd@worldbank.org