Bertrand Mama, Research Officer, Presidency of Benin, Benin
Tue, 2020-04-14 12:02 — Amine.ElGali
Ils s’inscrivent dans une double dynamique de dialogue intergénérationnel entre les leaders d’aujourd’hui et les leaders émergents d’une part et le dialogue entre pays du bassin atlantique d’autre part. Ces assises permettent la rencontre de jeunes qui portent tous l’idéal d’impacter positivement leur communauté, d’apporter des changements positifs à travers leurs actions innovantes, afin de contribuer au progrès de l’humanité.
I was part of the 2019 cohort, where I have learned and shared with an amazing group of outstanding changemakers who seek to expand the scope of the dynamics between our societies, especially among those from Latin America and Africa.
The curriculum during the program helped advance my professional standing and afforded me the opportunity to learn about new cultures and languages. I have made relations for life in Marrakesh and look forward to reconnecting with ADEL community around the world.
The Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders program is exactly that and more. I now have an extended family of young professionals hailing from all over the world, one more inspiring than the next, whom I continuously collaborate, learn from, and entrust. These emerging leaders are truly what makes this program dynamic and unique and our time together was both instructive and stimulating.
He also remembers fondly one of his main achievements of his beginnings. He was part of a team that elaborated and implemented a reform, making free the fertility treatments for couples in his province. “Before the law passed in 2010, it was very difficult for couples to have access to these expensive treatments. Some families sold their cars and put a mortgage on their houses. My governor put up a team and we negotiated with the stakeholders in the insurance sector and the health system, to make sure the fertility treatments became free in the province”.