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Published November 22, 2020 / Foundation

Doctor Aminata Touré becomes Advisory Board Member


Dr. Aminata Touré joins the Advisory Board of Brazzaville Foundation. Former Prime Minister of Senegal from 2013 to 2014, she was until recently President of Senegal's Economic, Social and Environmental Council.

It provides expertise and solid support for programmes and the Foundation's actions, in particular by backing the Lomé Initiative, which aims to curb trafficking falsified medicines.


In January 2020, while taking part in the Lomé SummitSummit, she declared: "This is an endogenous initiative that calls for changes to the legislative frameworks of the countries themselves, and the strengthening of their cooperation". In this, she shares the Foundation's method of putting Africans at the heart of the actions that concern them.


Involved in numerous activities to strengthen democracy in Africa, Aminata Touré was also Minister of Justice, Keeper of the Seals from 2012 to 2013, and Special Envoy for Internal and External Affairs for President Macky Sall.


Sensitive to the issue of sound management of human capital, Ms Touré has held various positions within the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), including Senior Technical Advisor to the Government of Burkina Faso, Regional Technical Advisor based in Côte d'Ivoire, Senior Advisor at headquarters in New York, and then Director of the Human Rights, Gender and Culture Department.