Aissetou Diallo Fall, Community Engagement Officer
At Brooke West Africa, Aissetou works with communities to encourage the adoption of good practices and to achieve behavioural change in favour of animal welfare. She also accompanies communities through resilience and livelihoods projects.
- Building community capacity for behaviour change
- Supporting partners in the implementation of development projects
- Working with communities
- Experiences with community-based organisations (CBOs) and farming organisations
- Local development
- Gender and development
- Project management
Sport, spending time with family, reading, music, and discovery.
Most memorable work moment
I remember around 2011 when I was on a mission to supervise the bio cotton and sesame fields, I came across a family of farmers in one of our intervention villages. At lunchtime, the mother had fried peanuts and the children lined up to receive a handful each for lunch. It was a moment that made a big impression on me and confirmed my choice of professional career.
Best part of your job
The meeting with a new community is always a privileged moment; it’s a moment that allows you to know the history, the difficulties they encounter and especially the solutions that reflect the glimmer of hope that animates them through the project.
These are moments of sharing knowledge and humanity. Bringing smiles and trust to these communities is exhilarating.