Opportune Santos Nitiema – Board Member

Opportune is a Social and Home Economist, Gender, ICT and Development expert since 2007.

She worked for several years in Burkina Faso as civil servant and Deputy head of the Department of social affairs and National Solidarity during the Revolution’s period (Ministère de l’Essor Familial et de la Solidarité Nationale).

Later in Togo, she got involved with NGOs for over 12 years in Poverty Reduction through micro-credit program, human rights with focus on women rights. Her experience of women’s access to credit has been strengthened by her position as resource person and Director of the Board for the Banque  Régionale de Solidarité du Togo.

She is an independent consultant for several organizations including the UN system in the area of gender, ICT and entrepreneurship and an election observer for the African Union up to 2004.