Senior Management Team
The senior management team oversees the day-to-day operations of IPPFAR.
Ms Marie-Evelyne Petrus-Barry, Regional Director
Our Regional Director recently joined the IPPF family from Amnesty International where she was the Regional Director for West and Central Africa based in Dakar, Senegal. Before working at Amnesty International, Marie-Evelyne had served as Senior Official in numerous UN agencies, including UNDP, UNFPA, UN Department of Public Information, UN High Commission for Human Rights and UN mission in Haiti.
Marie-Evelyne has been a human rights defender since she was a teenager. She has promoted equity for all, the elimination of racial discrimination and the eradication of injustice. Her advocacy efforts towards tolerance and inclusivity have enhanced the development of peaceful and sustainable communities across Africa across the world. IPPF Africa Region will greatly benefit from her experience in human rights, development, strategic communications including mediation and peacebuilding to reposition its work in the Africa region and beyond. Marie-Evelyne’s robust wealth of experience in diplomacy, working with governments, advocacy and impacting policy, will enhance IPPF’s mandate and work particularly in the improvement of the living conditions of women and youth throughout Africa.
Dr Haingo Rabearimonjy, Head of Programmes & Health Systems Strengthening
In this capacity, he oversees the development and implementation of our regional Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights programs. Currently, he is heading an interdisciplinary regional team, motivated by shared values and objectives to provide technical leadership and support to enable communities, especially the marginalized and the underserved, to access and use quality, affordable and rights-based sexual and reproductive health including family planning and HIV-related services, and to strengthen the IPPF programmatic results through the network of Member Associations in 40 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr Haingo is a Medical Doctor, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights professional with over 18 years of experience and knowledge in public health programming, built and acquired mainly through fieldwork.
Before his current position, he has held various senior and managerial positions within IPPF ARO. His diligence in these positions has earned him extensive experience with a strong emphasis on innovation, measurement, learning and transformation in resource-poor settings.
Head of External Relations, Advocacy and Communication
Head of Operations
Head of Strategy Performance and Organisational Development