A Senegalese specialist in development and public policy, educated in Dakar (Senegal) and Washington (United States), in January 2015, Mabingué Ngom, 56, took up the post of regional director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for the twenty-three countries of West and Central Africa. He has worked at the International Planned Parenthood Federation in Nairobi (Kenya), and then at GFATM (Global Fund against Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria) in Geneva (Switzerland).
By 2050, a quarter of the world’s population will live in Africa, which will certainly have an impact on global geopolitics and geo-economics. Demographic, social and economic power relations will be profoundly altered by this new order. It is likely that the way Africa looks at the world will change, as will the way Africans look at their own continent. The question is really to know if Africa can reap the dividends of these major changes by making its population into a...
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