Mrs. Bayard Mariama Gamatie Independent Candidate In The Nigerian Presidential

Launch of new Mariama Website PHD in international relations at the Institute of International Relations of Cameroon (IRIC).

Mrs. Bayard MariamaGamatie, Launch of new Mariama Website Independent Candidate In The Nigerian Presidential

A Nigerien woman native of Maradi in the strength of her life, is married and mother of 3 children. After obtaining the high secondary school degree in 1976 at the Lycee Kassaï of Niamey, she began studying Political Economy and Social initially at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Montpellier, where she obtained the Diploma in Economics and Social in 1979, and the master of Sociology at the University Paul Valery in Montpellier. In 1985, she obtained a doctorate (PHD) in international relations at the Institute of International Relations of Cameroon (IRIC).

Consultant in development, Gender issues and other field related to social and economic development, Ms. Bayard Gamatie worked in Niger and all around Africa mainly with international organizations and institutions.

A very committed woman in her ideal and full of innovative ideas and initiatives, as she demonstrated it during the fight for the women's rights by turning into a big association, called "Rassemblement Democratique des Femmes Nigerians" (RDFN), the historical demonstration engaged by women on the 13th of May 1991 in claiming their full an equally participation in the work of the Preparatory Committee of the National Sovereign Conference. She was the torchbearer of this demonstration, and since, this memorable date is was selected as the Nigerien Women Day.

This determination also allows her to be present during the National Conference at the position of President of the Rural Development Commission within the structures of the sovereign national conference.

Thanks to her competencies and integrity, she is called, later in 1997, to the position of Minister of Communication and Culture, spokesman for the Government of the Fourth Republic of Niger.
Her management of the Culture and Communication department was notably marked by a desire to restore and highlight the authentic national culture, which had been acclaimed by the National Festival of Traditional Artshe initiated in Zinder in 1997. At this great moment all artists recognized her efforts and raised her to the rank of the "Marraine des Arts du Niger".

In terms of communication, she worked with a lot of clear-sightedness and anticipation to prepare modernization of the telecom and good opportunities for this sector to the arrival of public and private operators of cellular telephony.

She then focuses on her militant and civilian activities through the establishment of the NGO women and family (FEFAM) and in the areas of conflict settlement, in particular, through the REMOAP, a West-African network for the culture of peace.

In the 2000s, she began an international career as civil servant who will lead her to be successively a Member of the Advisory Group of the UN General Secretary on disarmament issues, Coordinator of the Ad Hoc Working conflict prevention in Niger, Deputy Representative of the UN Secretary General in Guinea Bissau and Senior Political Advisor of the UN Office for Peace Consolidation in Guinea Bissau (UNOGBIS) from January 2004 to June 2005 and Chief of the Political Division of ONUCI (United Nations in Cote d'Ivoire) from 2005 to 2007. She also works at BINUB (UN Integrated Office) in Burundi from August 2007 to September 2008 in the context of political and strategic support to the implementation of the project framework for national dialogue and consensus in Burundi. From October 2008 to June 2009, she worked at CPR as Team Leader for West and Central Africa based in UNDP / BCPR Office of Dakar.

Currently, she continues her career as an independent consultant. In Guinea Conakry (2011), where she contributed to appease the ambient political tensions through several initiatives, including support for the holding of national dialogue within the political class.

In Mali (August 2012 - March 2013, with the United Nations), where she assured, on behalf of the UN Resident Coordinator, a strategic leadership on important initiatives concerning the appeasement of political and social climate, on conflict prevention, including activities and initiatives on the dialogue process, capacity building, negotiation and mediation for leadership at national and local level particularly at the political level and at the level of certain institutions.


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