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Marie-Gloriose Ingabire

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Regional Director, Central and West Africa

Dr. Marie-Gloriose Ingabire is a dynamic development agent with over 20 years of experience. With substantive knowledge and extensive experience in international development research and programming, she has effectively collaborated with researchers, policymakers, practitioners, civil society organizations, and community leaders to improve health and wellbeing of diverse populations in low- and middle-income countries. She has cultivated several partnerships and alliances with governments, bilateral, multilateral, and other international development funding and implementing organizations, as well as private foundations. 

Marie-Gloriose’s journey at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) began in 2009, where she assumed the role of Senior Program Specialist in Ottawa, Canada. In this capacity, she spearheaded various pivotal projects encompassing health systems financing, sexual and reproductive health, research capacity strengthening, and evidence use in decision-making.

Later, she transitioned to Dakar, serving as the Regional Focal Point for West and Central Africa with the Global Health Program. She was then promoted to the position of Team Leader in the same program before ultimately taking on the mantle of Regional Director. Throughout Marie-Gloriose has represented IDRC in global health research fora and governance committees.

Prior to her tenure at IDRC, Marie-Gloriose worked at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and earlier in her career with the Canadian Federal Government. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Université de Montréal.