Huguette Diakabana, BS
Huguette Diakabana is an experienced system-level change agent with a demonstrated history of working with international organizations and governments. She is passionate about fostering collaboration and expanding access to valuable and impactful knowledge to help achieve meaningful progress in sub-Saharan Africa. Her experiences to date have involved developing and implementing context-appropriate technology-based solutions in education, mining, environment, agriculture, and in recent years in digital health in over 20 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
She is a member of the World Health Organization's Digital Health Technical Advisory Group, co-leading two of the four workstreams. She developed the digital solutions clearinghouse concept to assist member states with identifying digital health solutions and connecting with solution developers in the private and public sectors.
Diakabana also mentors students and young professionals interested in collaboration and in leveraging appropriate, sustainable and cost-effective technologies to make a difference in their communities.
She currently lives in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and frequently travels to countries in Central and West Africa to facilitate Digital Health policy and strategy development sessions and conduct workshops on available technologies and data-driven decision-making.
She is fluent in English, French, Lingala, and proficient in six other languages. She received a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree focused on International Economics and International Business from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts.