Michelle Ndiaye Ntab

Michelle Ndiaye Ntab is the Director of the Africa Peace and Security Programme in collaboration with the African Union Commission at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) and the Head of the Tana Forum Secretariat.

Michelle has worked on a variety of projects with various local and international organizations and brings on-board a wealth of experience in the field of democratic and local governance, post-conflicts and community recovery, sustainable development and environmental issues, transitional justice, communication and research. She has an extensive political and administrative managerial background and experience in large scale multi-donor programme management.

Michelle also has strong experience in strategic leadership orientation and organizational development, fundraising and donor’s relationship management and proven knowledge in management of organizations in a transitional development stage.

Her political science background and knowledge of the political environment of most African countries and global trends have given her the opportunity to work with the United Nations development programme (UNDP), the African Union and international development actors on many projects. She published several articles and papers on the democratization and political processes and development issues in Africa.

Before joining IPSS, she was the Managing Director of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS). Prior to joining MINDS, between 1999 and 2011, she consecutively headed several African and international organizations as Executive Director of Greenpeace Africa, CEO of the African Institute for Corporate Citizenship (AICC), Founder and Manager of Africa Projects for Akena Research and Consulting and Regional Director of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters. Michelle started her career in 1995 as program officer at the African Institute for Democracy (IAD), a nongovernmental organization and UNDP project based in Dakar, Senegal that promotes democracy and governance in Africa and particularly in 16 West African Countries.