Intervenant

S.E. President Macky Sall

Président de la République du Sénégal

Macky Sall: Président du Comité d'Orientation des chefs d'Etat et de Gouvernement du NEPAD (Nouveau Partenariat Pour le Développement de l’Afrique)


Président de la Conférence des chefs d'Etat et de Gouvernement de l'OMVS (Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du fleuve Sénégal)

Né le 11 décembre 1961 à Fatick, dont il fut maire de 2009 à 2012, Premier Ministre de 2004 à 2007, Macky Sall occupe les fonctions de Président de l’Assemblée nationale sénégalaise de 2007 à 2008. Élu quatrième Président de la République du Sénégal, il prend ses fonctions le 2 avril 2012

Chef du Gouvernement

Premier Ministre du 21 avril 2004 au 19 juin 2007, Macky Sall détient alors le record de longévité à ce poste. Dès son premier discours de politique générale, il s'impose face aux ténors de l'opposition, puis met en œuvre les projets présidentiels alors en sommeil (autoroute, corniche de Dakar, nouvel aéroport...) avant de conduire la campagne pour la réélection du Président sortant en 2007.

Président de l'Assemblée nationale

Avec 143 voix sur 146, Macky Sall est élu le 20 juin 2007 à la présidence de l’Assemblée nationale. La rupture est consommée lorsqu’il cherche à convoquer Karim Wade, fils du Président de la République, pour audition sur les travaux de l'ANOCI (Agence Nationale de l'Organisation de la Conférence Islamique). Face à son refus de démissionner, son poste de numéro 2 du PDS est supprimé, le mandat du Président de l'Assemblée nationale réduit de cinq à un an.

Président de la République

Candidat de la coalition « Macky 2012 », avec pour slogan « La voie du véritable développement », il mène campagne à travers le pays sans couper avec le mouvement d'opposition du 23-Juin (M23). Il arrive en deuxième position du premier tour, avec 26,58 % des voix contre 34,81 % au président sortant.
Dans l'entre-deux-tours, il réunit tous les candidats battus dans la coalition Benno Bokk Yakkar (« Unis pour le même espoir » en wolof) et emporte le second tour le 25 mars avec 65,80 % des voix contre 34,20 %.

Quatrième Président de la République du Sénégal, il prête serment le 2 avril 2012 à l'hôtel King Fahd Palace-Soleil.

Fidèle à sa promesse de réduire le train de vie de l'État, il revient sur certains privilèges ministériels, supprime 59 commissions et directions jugées sans objet et annonce des audits sur la gestion de son prédécesseur. L'Office national anti corruption ainsi que la Commission nationale de restitution des biens et de recouvrement des avoirs mal acquis sont créés. La Cour de répression de l'enrichissement illicite est relancée.

Pour réduire le coût de la vie, le Gouvernement baisse les prix de l'huile, du riz et du sucre. Sans attendre, les pensions de retraite sont revalorisées, les paysans subventionnés et les assises nationales sur l'éducation programmées. En matière de politique étrangère, le nouveau Président s’attèle à renouer les alliances traditionnelles et à faire recouvrer au Sénégal son rôle diplomatique en Afrique.

Tourné vers le monde, engagé pour le développement du pays et soucieux d'en assurer la transparence dans la gestion et les affaires publiques, Macky Sall oeuvre pour le renouvellement de la politique sénégalaise et continentale.

S.E. Dr Bandar Hajjar

Président, Banque islamique de développement

Dr. Bandar Hajjar est président de la Banque islamique de développement, une banque multilatérale de développement qui favorise le développement économique et le progrès social de 57 pays membres et des communautés musulmanes. M. Hajjar fut ministre du Hajj et ministre de la Culture et de l'Information du Royaume d'Arabie saoudite. Il est partisan de la promotion des droits de l'homme et est le fondateur de l’Association saoudienne des droits de l’homme. Il est titulaire d'un doctorat es économie de l'Université de Loughborough.

Dr. Hayat Sindi

Conseiller principal-Science, Technologie et Innovation du Président de la Banque islamique de développement

Dr Hayat est une biotechnologiste de premier plan et un champion de la science et de la technologie au Moyen-Orient. Elle est la première femme du Golfe à obtenir un doctorat en biotechnologie de Cambridge, en 1995. Avec une équipe de Harvard, elle a cofondé Diagnostics For All afin de créer des appareils de diagnostic accessibles pour les populations des régions pauvres. Elle a lancé i2, Institute for Imagination and Ingeniuty, afin d'encourager l'innovation chez les jeunes scientifiques, technologues et ingénieurs. Dr Sindi est ambassadeur de bonne volonté pour les sciences à l’UNESCO ; l'un des 25 experts mondiaux choisis par le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, au Comité consultatif scientifique des Nations Unies. Elle est membre du Groupe des dix membres pour l’appui du mécanisme de facilitation technologique des ODD.

Forest Whitaker

Fondateur et Président de l’Initiative Whitaker pour la paix et le développement

Forest Whitaker, artiste et activiste social, est fondateur et président de l’Initiative Whitaker pour la paix et le développement (WPDI), dont la mission est de permettre aux jeunes de devenir des leaders, des artisans de la paix et des entrepreneurs dans leurs communautés grâce à un programme unique de résolution de conflits et de consolidation de la paix, combiné à l’utilisation innovante de la technologie et au développement de compétences. M. Whitaker est également envoyé spécial de l'UNESCO pour la paix et la réconciliation. Il est membre du Groupe de sensibilisation aux Objectifs de développement durable des Nations Unies. En 2014, il a commencé à collaborer avec le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies pour l’enfance et les conflits armés, un sujet sur lequel il a été invité à s'exprimer devant le Conseil de sécurité en septembre de la même année. Whitaker est également l’une des personnalités les plus douées et les plus polyvalentes d’Hollywood, ayant reçu l’Oscar du meilleur acteur en 2007. Au moyen de l’initiative WPDI, il a développé le Youth Peacemaker Network, un réseau social mondial de consolidation de la paix, doté de hubs au Sud-Soudan, en Afrique du Sud, en Ouganda et au Mexique. Lui et WPDI sont engagés à fournir des supports éducatifs et des opportunités économiques aux jeunes femmes et hommes des régions touchées par la violence et les conflits armés.

Bukky Shonibare

Founder, Girl Child Africa,
Coordinator of #BringBackOurGirls Movement & #ChurchMeToo Movement

Bukky Shonibare is the Founder of Girl Child Africa, Coordinator of #ChurchMeToo movement, and one of the leaders of the #BringBackOurGirls movement in Nigeria. She is a peace and security expert, and a human rights advocate with focus on women and girls.

Bukky hold a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) with First Class Honours, B.Sc in Business Administration (First Class), and Master's in Managing Peace and Security in Africa (A). She also hold dual Certificates in Journalism, and Creative Writing from the London School of Journalism; and dual Certificates in Social Sector Management, and Entrepreneurial Management from the Pan Atlantic University, Nigeria.

Bukky has received some awards and recognitions, including being named a 'Nigerian Star' by the US Embassy in Nigeria (May 2019), Glazia’s Person of the Year in the Philanthropy and Advocacy category (January 2018), one of the 100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria (March 2018), and one of Quartz Africa’s Innovators at the World Economic Forum (May 2017). Bukky is a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow, an initiative of the United States Department of States.

Elvis Eze

Malaria and Health Systems Strengthening Expert, Malaria No More UK

Elvis Eze grew up in Nigeria and started out his career as a medical doctor at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. He has since continued his clinical practice in London most recently working as an emergency medicine doctor within the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS).

Elvis also has experience in global health understudying health systems and providing technical support through his work at the Commonwealth Secretariat.

He shares his varied experiences and engages at important platforms to mobilise resources to end Malaria, notably delivering the call to action at the 2018 Malaria summit in London during the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.

This year, Elvis launched the voice petition with David Beckham to support the successful replenishment of the Global Fund for HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He was most recently recognised and featured by Bill Gates for his ongoing work on ending malaria.

He is currently focused on malaria elimination and health systems strengthening working on initiatives with Malaria No More UK, Results UK, Gates Foundation and the Global Fund to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 3.

Elvis is a leisure long distance runner, and has run 3 full marathons- the Paris, Athens and Amsterdam Marathons.

Dr Flavia Schlegel

International Science Council's inaugural Special Envoy for Science in Global Policy

Dr Flavia Schlegel has had a distinguished international career which includes positions at UNESCO and as a Science Diplomat in Washington DC, USA and Shanghai, China. Before joining the ISC, Dr Schlegel was the Assistant Director General for UNESCO’s Natural Sciences sector. During her tenure, she oversaw UNESCO’s response to multilateral development agendas such as the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement, the Sendai Framework on disaster risk reduction and the Samoa Pathway.  Prior to her time at UNESCO, Dr Schlegel established swissnex China – the Swiss house for science, technology, innovation, and culture in Shanghai – a trans-disciplinary institution supported by public and private funding. She also served as Vice-Director for Public Health at the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health. Dr Schlegel holds a Medical Doctorate and a Master’s Degree in Organisational Development.

Since April 2019, Dr Schlegel serves as the ISC Special Envoy for Science in Global Policy. The appointment of a Special Envoy aims to strengthen ISC’s vision to advance science as a global public good. One of Dr Schlegel’s key roles is to strengthen relations and cooperation between the ISC and the UN family.

Abdoulaye SENE

President of the organizing committee and Executive Secretary of the 9th World Water Forum "Dakar 2021"

Abdoulaye SENE is the President of the organizing committee and Executive Secretary of the 9th World Water Forum "Dakar 2021".

He is the founding President of the International Reflection Group "Global Local Forum", former President of the Regional Council of the Fatick Region (2002-2009), former Deputy and President of the Commission on Development and Spatial Planning of the National Assembly of Senegal (2007-2012), in charge of the water, energy, environment and sustainable development sectors in particular. 

Abdoulaye SENE, was from 2013 to 2017, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SOGEM/OMVS (in charge of the management of hydroelectric dams of the Organization for the Development of the Senegal River). He was Senior Technical Advisor to the Minister of Mines, Energy and Hydraulics of Senegal (2001-2002), Head of the Mission for the Study and Development of Fossil Valleys (1994-2000), Director of Rural Engineering and Hydraulics of Senegal (1990-1994), Director of the Maintenance and Care of Hydraulic Works (1984-1990).

He was a member of various Boards of Directors of national, sub-regional and international institutions working in the water, rural development, environment and decentralization sectors.

Abdoulaye SENE, is a Civil Engineering Engineer (École Polytechnique Thiès, 1978), specialized in hydraulics (Master's degree from École Polytechnique de Montréal, 1981).

He has provided various national and international courses, conferences, consultations and expertise in the fields of water, rural development, decentralization, climate change and governance.

Beaugas Orain Djoyum

Beaugas Orain Djoyum is the General Manager of ICT Media STRATEGIES

Beaugas Orain Djoyum is the General Manager of ICT Media STRATEGIES, an e-reputation and personal branding firm that also offers Business intelligence services in the sectors of ICT, Telecoms and Digital in Africa. 

The firm also proposes training in e-Reputation and digital communication.  Moreover, ICT Media Strategies produces specialised media contents for specialised media.

 

Beaugas - Orain DJOYUM has become over the years the consultant you need when you think about personal branding and digital communication strategies. Not only in Cameroon, but also in many African countries where he helps individuals, administrations and companies. 

 

He is also the editor of Digital Business Africa (www.digitalbusiness.africa), the best-specialised french web platform that produce daily strategics news on ICT, Telecommunications and Digital in Africa. 

Selim Bora

President, Summa International Construction Group

Selim Bora holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering, from the Middle East Technical University of Ankara, as well as a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the Alfred University of New York.

Mr. Bora became President of Summa in 1999 after holding the position of Vice-President for 3 years. Since its foundation in 1989, Summa has enjoyed a reputation for responsible service and on-time, design build, turn-key contract delivery in exigent international markets. Summa operates in Sub-Sahara Africa namely; Equatorial Guinea, Senegal, Rwanda, Congo Brazzaville, Niger, Benin.

Under the leadership of Mr. Bora, the Group was ranked within Top 225 International Construction Companies by Engineering News Record- a prominent publication. Today Summa has diversified business interest and operations in BOT Airports, Hospitals, Shopping Malls, Hotels and similar infrastructure projects as an Investor/EPC Contractor globally.

Selim Bora is Chairman of non-profit “Akyurt Foundation” and also chairs in several economic boards.

Yacine Barro Bourgault

Director of the Small and Medium Business Segment for Emerging Markets in the Africa and Middle East region, Microsoft

Yacine grew up and followed her primary and secondary studies in Senegal. Then graduated from INSEEC Paris (a French Business school), she began her career as Sales Manager at Cisco Systems in Paris.

She then returned to Senegal in 2004 to open the first representation of Microsoft as Business Development Manager for West and Central Africa. In 2008, Yacine joined the headquarters of the Celtel Group (now Bharti) in Amsterdam to launch the corporate segment of the mobile phone operator in 21 African countries.

With her experience, which enabled her to acquire a proven versatility in strategy, project management and business development, Yacine embarks on the Africa24 adventure and launched the first international news channel on Africa.  She held the position of CEO and led the daily deployment of Africa24 in the global media landscape.

In July 2017, Yacine returns to Microsoft as General Manager of the West and Central Africa Region, based in Dakar. A year later, she was very quickly promoted to the position of Director of the Small and Medium Business Segment for Emerging Markets in the Africa and Middle East region.

Ibrahima Khaliloulah DIA

Digital Health Expert and Coordinator of Digital Health and Health Card, Ministry of Health and Action, Government of Senegal

From 2008 to 2016, I coordinated the Ministry's Health Card Office. In 2016, I was appointed coordinator of the Health and Social Card Unit, Digital Health and Health Observatory (CSSDOS) which is attached to the Secretary General of MSAS.

I coordinated the development and implementation of several health maps and the National Digital Health Strategy. I currently pilot digital projects related to the patient file and telemedicine.

I am associate professor at the African Center of Studies and Management (CESAG of Dakar), at Alioune DIOP University of Bambey. I teach at the Public Health Institute of Dakar (ISED) and at the Department of Geography of UCAD. I conducted my academic research in the areas of the Health Information System, Geo-information and Environment and Health.

I graduated from the University Cheikh Anta DIOP Dakar (UCAD) with a doctorate postgraduate degree in January 2012, the National School of Health and Social Development (ENDSS), the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Education and Training Dakar (former Ecole Normale Supérieure) and the University of Science, Technology and Technology of Bamako and Felix Houphouet BOIGNY University of Abidjan

BA Housseynou

Digital Health Expert, World Health Organization

I have been working since 2014 as an expert in digital health at the level of the Department of Health Systems Strengthening at the level of WHO Africa for the promotion and use of digital health services at the level of the health systems of the Member States. In this context I support countries to develop and implement E-Health strategies and monitor and evaluate their impact on country health systems.

Before joining the WHO, I headed the ICT Department of the telecommunications operator MAURITEL from the former Office of Posts and Telecommunications of Mauritania for 10 years. During this period I led several projects and programs including the connection of Mauritania to the Internet in 1997 and the development of the National Network of Data Transmission. I also participated in several programs at the African level including the creation of AFRINIC.

Between 2001 and 2006, I was National Director of ICT in my country. During this period I coordinated the development of the national ICT strategy and implemented the E-GOV project in 2005. I also had to contribute to the development of telemedicine in Mauritania with the technical and financial support of the International Telecommunication Union and the University Hospital of Geneva.

Between 2007 and 2010, I served as Secretary General at the level of the Ministries of Employment and Vocational Training, Telecommunications and the Ministry of Administration Modernization.

From 2010 to 2013 I held the positions of Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development and Minister of Health.
Parallel to my administrative duties I gave courses at the University of Nouakchott and I was president of the Internet Society section of Mauritania.

I graduated from the National Institute of Telecommunications of Rabat in Morocco and from the National School of Electronics and Applications (ENSEA) of Cergy in France.

Godfrey Mutizwa

Financial Journalist

Godfrey Mutizwa is a freelance financial journalist based in Johannesburg. He has covered African business for the past 34 years across print and broadcast media working for both regional and international media.

Previously, Godfrey was Chief Editor of CNBC Africa and before that spent a decade at Bloomberg News and Reuters. He currently writes for publications including City Press and Acumen. He presents Power Lunch and Closing Bell on CNBC Africa and also occasionally presents business on Johannesburg-based radio station Power FM.

Godfrey has covered and moderated debates at international conferences like the World Economic Forum in Davos and annual meetings of the African Development Bank and the Africa Export-Import Bank.

RECRÉATION PAR YOUSSOU N’DOUR

Youssou N’Dour souhaite que le monde cesse de marchander pour la richesse de l’Afrique, un continent où le Sénégal joue un rôle de premier plan. 

Six ans après la campagne de reggae et sa reprise de Bob Marley dans l'album Dakar-Kingston, le Prince de la Médina de Dakar est de retour au studio d'enregistrement.

Alors qu’il occupait les fonctions de ministre de la Culture puis de Tourisme dans le gouvernement du Président Macky Sall (élu en 2012), il a suspendu ses activités artistiques, mais son statut actuel de « ministre conseiller auprès du Président » lui a laissé plus de latitude. « En Afrique, il existe un mouvement dynamique animé par la culture. L’Afrique a besoin d’un sourire et doit montrer ses atouts. Le Sénégal est un pays fort et pacifique, aux racines profondes. »

C’est dans le cadre des ponts que Youssou N’Dour souhaite construire entre les diasporas qu’il chanté Africa Rekk brings us Song Daan, un duo avec la star du R&N Akon, né aux Etats-Unis et élevé au Sénégal.