Her Excellency Fatima Braoulé Méïté is the Ambassador of Mali in Canada and the Permanent Representative of Mali to the International Civil Aviation organization (ICAO). She graduated from the University of Quebec in Montréal (UQAM) and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has a master’s degree in business administration as well as a double major in sociology. Previously she worked in public health, where her expertise was to ensure the continuity of Maternal, Neonatal, Infant and Adolescent Health (MNIAH) services and the protection of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC). She has worked as a consultant to the UN as well as for EU and Luxembourg cooperation covering human rights, the advancement of women, and particularly in issues of decentralisation and poverty alleviation.