Meet our Regional Committee
The Regional Committee is responsible for the development of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting in the Region and in particular for the implementation the regional strategy.
The Africa Committee WAGGGS was elected by delegates to the Eleventh Africa Regional Conference, which met in Kenya in July 2016.
Zoé Rasoaniaina Rakotondratovo, Madagascar
Region Committee Chair
Before joining the regional committee, Zoé was International and Chief Commissioner for Girl Guides in Madagascar. Now, she is a WAGGGS Leadership Development Programme facilitator.
She’s had a varied career, including stints as a journalist and teacher. Now, she is Director of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC Antananarivo).
As part of the Regional Committee, she is keen to take part in the development of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting to increase visibility and impact and attract more members.
Ahou Isabelle Marie-Thérèse Konan, Cote d'Ivoire
Region Committee Vice-Chair
Science teacher, Ahou, will be joining the Regional Committee for a second term and she is keen to develop the leadership skills of young people. As part of her role, she will also share her experience as a leader in order to help develop their skills and capabilities.
Edith Uzoamaka Abba-Njoku, Nigeria
Edith has immersed herself in every part of the Movement, volunteering at World Centres and attending high-level events, such as COP17 and UNGA, where she had the opportunity to speak out on an international platform. Edith is an advocate for girls and young women on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, Free Being Me and Surf Smart, as well as a lead facilitator for WAGGGS’ Voices against Violence programme.Edith has been a member of the Nigerian Girl Guides Association since she was 10. She is an active member of her organisation, where she is a state advisor, member of the national training team and guide leader.
When she’s not Guiding, Edith is a biochemist and works part-time at the Frontline Diagnostic Lab. She also owns and manages her own companies.
Larissa Esmiralda Byll Cataria, Benin
Larissa is founder and director of UAMUZI Communication. She’s a bilingual communications professional with inter¬national experience across corporates, NGOs and the volun¬teering sector.
Larissa is working on recruitment, membership growth and membership records, as well as delivering Girl Guide and Girl Scout programmes using technology. She wants to facilitate connections between Member Organisations by creating ideas, experiences and exchanging networks online, as well as providing coaching and training.
Larissa believes advancement in women’s leadership is a powerful resource and force for change in the world. She is keen to be seen as a change-maker within the Africa Committee.
Larissa is also a freelance photographer.
Jocelyne Sandrine Delgado, Senegal
Jocelyne is a civil engineer and project manager in the construction industry. As a Regional Committee member, her goals include: supporting Member Organisations; promoting integration of new countries; ensuring associations’ expectations to support both qualitative and quantitative growth; and strengthening constructive collaboration between associations.
Jocelyne speaks Spanish, French, English and Creole Portuguese.
Florentina Bernard Mganga, Tanzania
Florentina is Senior Human Resource and Office Administrator for ICEA Lion General Insurance Company. She’s also a board member for the Tanzania Girl Guide Association.
As a Regional Committee member, she wants to ensure voices from the region are heard and that the MOs are well supported so they can move forward with their strategic directions.