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Fatumata Bah

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Fatumata is an advocate for women’s rights and cultural intelligence (CQ). She completed CQ training through the 33Sixty Commonwealth Young Leaders Programme in Glasgow, Scotland in 2016; the Common Purpose Global Leaders Experience in Auckland, in 2017 and the Common Purpose Diaspora Dialogues in London, in 2019.

In 2019, Fatumata also completed an internship at the Executive Office of the Secretary General at the United Nations in New York, where she was reporting to the Senior Gender Advisor and working on the UN System-Wide Gender Parity Strategy; and the Spotlight Initiative which aims to end violence against women and girls by 2030.

Fatumata is currently a Senior Policy Analyst at the Ministry of Health. In addition to her work in government, Fatumata is also a board member for the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Auckland, a member on the Donald Beasley Institute Disability Advisory group and a member on the Policy Research and Advocacy Team, Commonwealth Youth Health Network (CYHN). In 2023, Fatumata was finalist in the Young Leader of the Year Award category for the Public Service Commission’s Spirit of Service Awards which recognise public servants who go the extra mile and initiatives that deliver great outcomes for people in Aotearoa New Zealand.