Mariama Samb Dieng

BD4FS Senegal Program Director

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Mariama is an expert in trade and development with fifteen years of professional experience that consists of managing gender-sensitive development programs covering several West African countries under donor funding. She has been in charge of regional agriculture and fisheries micro and small enterprise programs aiming to raise revenues and better market access through quality improvements.  She is an expert field agent, adept at networking based on common values. Prior to joining FES, she served as the West Africa Fisheries Policy (REPAO) Program Manager for ENDA Tiers Monde.  She also collaborated with the National Confederation of Employers of Senegal as Advisor in Business Development Services before her most recent position with the Japan International Cooperation Agency as the Program Officer for the agriculture and fisheries team and Country Officer for The Gambia. She holds a master’s degree in Development Studies and a Certificate of Continuing Education in Entrepreneurship and Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and a bachelor’s degree in Business and International Trade from the University Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis in Senegal.