Mabingue Ngom has been the UNFPA Regional Director for Western and Central Africa Region (WCARO) since January 2015.

Mr. Ngom joined UNFPA in 2008 as the Director of Programme Division based at UNFPA in New York (USA). He has also been UNFPA’s Emergency Director and an active member of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Emergency Directors Group (IASC) and UNFPA’s Representative to the High-level Committee on Programs of the Chief

Executives Board (CEB) for Coordination. He has occupied several leadership positions at the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis

and Malaria (GFATM) in Geneva (Switzerland), at the International Planned Parenthood Federation Regional Office in Nairobi (Kenya) and in his own country (Senegal) where he was instrumental the development, management and monitoring of the country’s Public Investment Programs for over a decade.

Mr. Ngom is recognized for his efforts in promoting a culture of results and innovation, and in taking initiatives to address complex development challenges. He is a strong advocate of realizing the demographic dividend to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, which is evident by the campaign to #PutYoungPeopleFirst, launched in 2016.

The Regional Director is an economist, a specialist of public policy and a certified change management expert with more than 30 years of experience in social and development policies at national, regional and global levels from government, INGOs and multilateral institutions.