Author and Ashoka Representative for the Sahel:
Coumba Toure is an author and currently serves as the Ashoka Representative for the Sahel searching and supporting social entrepreneurs. She’s an educator, a change-maker, and artist. She writes and publishes children’s books, using them to build a community that supports young people in creating their own learning tools and social change projects.
Sparking imagination and strengthening citizenship in children is linked. Coumba has facilitating hundreds of educational workshops worldwide on gender, race, economic justice, AIDS and advocacy. She works with young women in developing leadership through informal girls’ circles, Inter generational women dialogue.
“I joined the Network to bring the diverse voices of people who are members of parliament, politicians and activists together to ensure that African women voices are heard in planning discussions and policy forums that affect their lives.”