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Marième Soda Ndiaye

Marième Soda Ndiaye

Marieme Soda Ndiaye is a 25-year-old Senegalese leader. Her political activism was triggered by the debate on the Senegalese constitution in 2011 when she joined and became secretary of the civil society protest movement ‘Mouvement du 23 juillet’. Marieme is also president of the 'Réseau des Entrepreneurs Numériques Francophones', and she is involved with the coalition 'Jeunes citoyens Actifs pour la Justice Sociale'. She was the youngest candidate to run in the recent legislative election.

Participants at the youth programme framework workshop in Cotonou, Benin. Credit: Oxfam

Working with young people for employment in West Africa


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For International Youth Day Marième Soda Ndiaye from RENF and Oxfam’s Magalie Laliberté reflect on the process of supporting active citizenship and youth employment opportunities in West Africa. All over Africa, especially in West Africa, the proportion of youth in the population is increasing. In sub-Saharan Africa, 70% of the population are less than 30 years old. Mali (with an …