Dr Chantal Ndami is an Afrofeminist activist based in France. She is a lecturer and an international expert in Gender and Development. She defended a PhD thesis in History of Contemporary Africa at the University of Paris cité in 2018. Her research focused on the place and role of women in agricultural and rural development policies in Africa, with Cameroon as her field of study. She has produced several publications on the subject.

Since 2019, she has been a lecturer at IHEID (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies) in Geneva and is involved in the Gender and Development Programme. As an international expert, she conducts projects for various donors in Africa (DRC, Congo, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Cameroon, Central African Republic…). These missions allow her to see first-hand the problems women face daily in Africa and their formidable capacity to create solutions to these problems.