12:00 Welcoming Words
Isabella Micali Drossos, Senior Counsel, World Bank
12:05 The practice of FGM in a context of insecure modernity: a West-African Experience in Senegal
Mame Safietou Djamil Gueye, Senior Social Development Specialist, World Bank
12:40 Q&A Session
Moderator: Lou M.C. Granier, Consultant Gender Specialist, World Bank
Legal Vice Presidency
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.
Senior Social Development Specialist
PHD in Political and Social Sciences, and WB Senior Social Development Specialist.
With over 22 years of professional experience in the area of social risk management and community development in West Africa at national, sub-regional, and regional levels in (i) designing and planning development policies, strategies, and programs with important social issues ; (ii) managing, Monitoring, and evaluating programs and projects in population and development areas of (resettlement, livelihood restoration, gender, disability and vulnerability, etc.); (iii) capacity building in social impact/risks management, in gender and sensitive planning; (iv) participating in the support and implementation of Citizen engagement, social inclusion, participative and inclusive communication approach, management of conflict in the context of resettlement, project implementation and interaction with stakeholders.
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