Local Action for Gender Justice Madagascar and Francophone Facilitator

Ialfine PAPISY, a dual French-Madagascar citizen, is a gender and project design expert who has worked for Gender Links since 2010, responsible for its Francophone operations – Madagascar; Comoros and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ialfine designs, coordinates and executes several complex projects related to the promotion of gender in partnership with governments, local authorities, United Nations agencies, the European Union and NGO partners. She has supported 67 municipalities in Madagascar in the development and implementation of their gender action plans, including the reproductive health component of young people and adolescents.

With a team of Gender Links regional consultants, Ialfine contributed to the development of the African Union’s gender strategy, notably the Francophone consultations with staff and stakeholders. Ialfine also co-facilitated training sessions for operational and non-operational managers of the African Development Bank, on the integration of gender in the policies, strategies, action plans and projects of the bank, in Johannesburg for English speaking countries and in Morocco for French speaking countries.

Ialfine has a master’s degree in Project Design and Local Development from the Catholic University of Lyon in France. She is bilingual in French and English. She is able to manage projects and teams virtually, organise and participate in virtual meetings across multiple time zones in the world. She has a proven track record of working in multicultural environments.

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