Khadija Alia Bah is a social scientist with decades of field experience in Africa. Her professional experience ranges from gender and social inclusion, research, advocacy, policy analysis and advisory, humanitarian relief, resource mobilization to building strategic partnerships. Her interest areas include gender equality and social inclusion, sexual and gender-based violence, girls’ access to education, reproductive health and women’s advancement. Ms. Bah has worked with the Government of Sierra Leone, the World Bank, the United Nations, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Secretariat, the UK Government, among others. She was a member of the World Health Organization’s Ebola Response Team in Sierra Leone. Ms. Bah was born in Sierra Leone and migrated to the United States in 1974. Among Ms. Bah’s interests is travelling, running, hiking, cooking and films. Her personal achievements include running the London marathon and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.