Oulimata Guiro is a Senegalese politician and member of the ECOWAS, committed to rural development in Senegal, the fight against poverty and women’s entrepreneurship.
Oulimata quickly understood that she would not be able to change things in the agricultural sector without improving her academic background nor without fighting for the rights of her community. Since 2017, she has been a member of the National Assembly of Senegal for the Unity and Mobilisation Party (PUR).
She represents Senegal as a Member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which was founded in 1975 by the Treaty of Lagos to promote economic integration in the region. She is a member of the ECOWAS Parliamentary Alliance for Gender Equality and Investments in Agriculture for Food Security.
Her experience perfectly describes the enormous challenges facing women in Senegal and the importance of education in addressing them. Her experience has taught her that the training of women is essential. It is precisely for this reason that she tells her personal struggle with motivation. This also explains his commitment for more than 25 years to boost rural development in Senegal. She is convinced that women have a central role to play in fair local food chains, the need to reduce post-harvest food losses through food processing and preservation.
Oulimata is well aware of Senegal’s agricultural and rural sector. Her mother tongue is toucouleur, and she also speaks wolof and French. She defines herself as a Senegalese fighter against poverty through entrepreneurship .