The FGM Legal Working Group's Second Year of Operation: Expanding Partnership



10:00 Welcoming Words 
Laurence Cecile Coste, Counsel, World Bank

10:05 Presentation of our First Year's Achievements 
Lou M.C. Granier, Gender Specialist Consultant, World Bank

10:20 Work Proposal and Prospects for FY23 
Isabella Micali Drossos, Senior Counsel, World Bank

10:30 Expanding Partnership 
Discussion / Feedbacks / Q&A session / Next Steps

Laurence Cecile Coste

World Bank

Laurence joined the World bank Legal Vice-Presidency   as a  Senior Counsel and  Project Manager for the Global Forum for Law, Justice and Development in 2018. She comes to the Bank with over 20 years of experience as a Lawyer in the Private Sector in international law issues ( mostly Africa and Middle East). Prior to joining the Bank Laurence worked at the French Ministry of foreign affairs and was in charge of Legal support to fragile and emerging countries (human rights, access to justice, rule of law and land governance…) .

Laurence holds two Masters ( postgraduate)  in European Economic Law from University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and a Master in Public Policies in Africa from Sciences Po Paris.

Lou M.C Granier

International Consultant and Gender Specialist

Lou M. C. Granier is a French International Consultant in Development specialized in Gender. She holds a master's degree in Development Management from the London School of Economics, and a joint degree from Queen Mary University of London in Economics and Politics. She then specialized in Gender programming and GBV at the George Washington University. She is specifically dedicated to work toward the eradication of FGM/C and has been working with the World Bank, NGOs, and the National Committee to Combat Harmful Practices in Guinea Bissau while developing operational work in Mali and in Guinea. She is also a member of the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development’s FGM/C Legal Working Group.#EndFGM #SDG5.3 

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.


Event Type: Webinar

Date: October 6th 2022

Time: 10:00  – 11.00  EST

Venue/Location: Virtual