Ms. Sylvie Bara Poloumbodje PhD is the Senior Gender Specialist working at African Development Bank. Previously, she occupied the position of the Director of the Gender Studies Firm which worked with many donors like ADB, UNDP, WHO, UNFPA, GZT and NGOs in Chad (1998-2007). She had long time been in International Consultant before and was also selected as a Gender Consultant in the project of Natural Resources Management funded by ADB in Chad (2005-2007). Prior to joining ADB, she worked at ILO (1992-1995) Headquarter Suisse-Geneva, and at ILO Field office in Dakar-Senegal as associate expert to undertake research in the field of structural adjustment and the social dimension in sub-Saharan Africa. She was recruited by UNDP Kigali-Rwanda as Junior Economist (1990-1992) for study and report on Technical Cooperation in Rwanda.