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Senegal: Ndeye Marie Diedhiou – The “female warlord” of resources in Casamance
Senegal is increasingly positioning itself as a country with rich natural resources, in light of the significant deposits already being mined – phosphates, gold, zircon and iron – or quarried, alongside recent discoveries of oil and gas. As a result, the government is aiming to make the sector one of the pillars of the country’s development.
This case study introduces Ndeye Marie Diedhiou – a transparency champion speaking up for local communities. Member of PWYP Senegal, she has been raising awareness on issues in the extractive sector and gender.
This story is part of the PWYP Gender Project, which was made possible thanks to the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.