Ousseynou Ngom

Program Officer, Gender Equity and Governance

Ousseynou Ngom is a Program Officer in the Gender Equity and Governance Program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. He leads and supports an extensive portfolio of grants aimed at increasing responsive governance and creating the conditions for evidence-informed policymaking in Africa and Mexico.

Ousseynou joined Hewlett after serving as senior regional coordinator for Africa and the Middle East at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) based in Senegal. In this role, he worked closely with governments and civil society in advancing transparency, participation, and accountability, while supporting the development and implementation of relevant and ambitious OGP country action plans. Ousseynou’s expertise covers open contracting, extractives, aid effectiveness, open data, and public service delivery. As a senior associate at Development Gateway in Senegal, his work was instrumental in developing data strategies and policies, creating evidence-based advocacy and decision-making tools, and leading hands-on initiatives to inform national planning and drive global conversations.

Previously, Ousseynou was a research coordinator at Dalberg and a lecturer at the University of Bordeaux (UB), France. He holds a master’s degree in quantitative and qualitative research and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from UB. A national of Senegal, Ousseynou moved to the Bay Area in April 2022.

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