Alasan Senghore

Alasan Senghore
  • Director, Africa, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Nairobi

MBA; diploma in Development Studies, Pan African Institute for Development, Cameroon. 1976, Youth and Field Officer, then 1986-92, Secretary-General, Gambian Red Cross. With Red Cross and Red Crescent: 1992, Relief Administrator, Somali refugee operation in Kenya; head, sub-delegation; until 1994, head of delegation for Kenya. Until 1995, Secretary-General, Gambia Red Cross. With ICRC: 1995, cooperation delegate, Kenya; Deputy Head of Mission, Organisation of African Unity, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; cooperation delegate and Deputy Head, Regional Delegation, Harare, Zimbabwe; 2000-02, head of sector, Africa cooperation department, Geneva. Rejoined IFRC including: 2003, Head, Regional Delegation for Southern Africa; 2004, Head, Regional Delegation for West and Central Africa; 2007, Head of Zone for West and Central Africa; since 2009, current position, responsible for managing humanitarian activities in 46 countries throughout Africa. Interests: football, tennis, good food.