Investing in gender equality for Africa’s transformation
May Ali Babiker
May Ali Babiker is a national of Sudan. She is an Economist and Anthropologist by training. She also holds a MSc in Gender and Development. She has been working in the field of gender and development since 2000. She started as a Lecturer of women and gender studies, combining teaching with research and training. She has a passion on developing and delivering training modules and gender responsive tools, as she believes development starts with capacity building and skills development. During her 14 year career she had a wide range of experiences in designing and implementing gender responsive projects and programs, as well as action research and policy documents in the fields of poverty dynamics, gender equality and inclusive growth, gender mainstreaming in national policies, population &reproductive health, women’s political participation and gender issues in labour and employment, especially in post-conflict contexts. She also worked extensively with government and civil society organizations both in the Arab world and Africa region. She worked for Ahfad University for Women, UNDP, UNFPA and currently she is working for the African Development Bank as Principal Socio-economist.