Tamara Bah is a Social Development and Gender-Based Violence consultant in the Social Development Africa Global Practice. Currently, her work focuses on women’s economic empowerment and GBV prevention, response, and mitigation in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Ghana.
Bah has worked as the Gender Specialist for the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) where she helped FCPF’s client-countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America improve their technical knowledge and further strengthen institutional capacity to mainstream gender into their Emissions Reductions programs and REDD+ strategies with tangible benefits to support women, at the local and national levels.
She also worked for the Gender Cross-Cutting Solutions Areas identifying IBRD/IDA lending operations that are critical to closing key gender gaps to support corporate reporting to capture the good work that World Bank teams are doing to address gender inequalities and achieve tangible outcomes.
Before joining the World Bank, Bah worked for Banyan Global, a private-sector development consulting firm, and conducted research for USAID/Burundi, Mali, Rwanda, Zambia, Honduras proposals/reports including sector-specific research on GBV, behavioral change strategies, education, and workforce development.
She holds a M.A. in Gender and Development with honors from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), the University of London and a B.S. in Economics and Arab Studies from the American University, D.C.
Bah is interested is in the intersections of gender in post-conflict countries, gender equitable-based approaches, and gendered forms of democracy and governance.