Mamadou Dian Balde
Regional Director, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Mamadou Dian Balde

I remain unwavering in my commitment to gender equality and in cultivating an environment at UNHCR Regional Bureau where every individual, regardless of gender and status, is empowered to excel. I will continue to champion equal opportunities, fair compensation, and a workplace free from discrimination, fostering a diverse and inclusive community where all voices are heard and valued. This commitment is woven into UNHCR’s culture, reflected in our policies and evident in our leadership.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

I commit to forge dynamic partnerships with displaced women-led organizations and to advance girls and young women’s access to education, particularly at secondary and higher education levels.
I commit to enhance gender parity in the recruitment/retaining of national and professional officer positions within the Regional Bureau.