Minister of foreign affairs and cooperation of Burkina Faso
Madam Ragnaghnèwendé Olivia Rouamba, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Cooperation and Burkinabè Abroad, is an experienced diplomat with a career spanning more than twenty years.
She was formerly the Ambassador of Burkina Faso to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union Commission and the United Nations Commission for Africa.
Ms. Rouamba began her career in public administration in September 2000 as a civil servant in the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism, at the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Hotels. But it was in 2003 that she joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation, where she worked in the Human Resources section until 2004.
In 2007 she was a civil servant in the Special Country Program of the Mano River Union, at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna, Austria, and returned the same year to the ministry where she worked until 2008 within the International Treaties and Agreements department, in the Legal and Consular Affairs department.
She is a doctoral student in International Relations and Cultural Studies from the Swiss Academy of Business Management, holds a DEA in International Relations and a Masters in Housing and Human Settlements in Emergency Cases obtained respectively in 2007 at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, and in 2017 at Oxford-Brooks University.