Ousmane Kabèlè Camara
Chief of Party, PRG-PA
Mr. Kabèlè Camara is a civil society specialist with over 17 years of experience leading and implementing good governance, electoral, and accountability programs in West Africa. He specializes in interfacing civil society with local, regional, and national governmental entities to address and resolve citizen concerns in the electoral, human rights, peace-building, and good governance sectors. Mr. Kabèlè Camara has contributed to programs in Niger, the Central African Republic (CAR), Guinea, and Chad, in addition to regional initiatives in West Africa.
Mr. Kabèlè Camara is the Chief of Party for the Participatory, Responsive Governance – Principal Activity (PRG-PA) program in Niger. In this role, Kabèlè Camara coordinates the efforts of Counterpart and its civil society partners in promoting governance and policy reforms that support equitable access to education, health, and security services while addressing the priority needs of local communities.
Before joining Counterpart, Mr. Kabèlè Camara earned a reputation as a poised and capable technical expert capable of achieving results in challenging local contexts. In support to election observation in Guinea, Mr. Kabèlè Camara managed a DRL-funded program that assisted 27 CSOs in establishing a nationwide mechanism for monitoring and observation and trained and deployed 1,140 domestic observers. In support of the 2010 elections in CAR, he managed a program that collaborated with and trained civil society stakeholders, radio stations, journalists, and national regulatory bodies to promote inclusive, effective, and responsible civic engagement in decision-making processes during the pre-election period. He also worked to facilitate mechanisms for local and national public dialogue on institutional reform and human rights protections. In the health sector, Mr. Kabèlè Camara was responsible for another Guinea program that supported the creation of a national mechanism for civil society coordination on vaccine-related issue. Mr. Kabèlè Camara has also successfully implemented conflict management and mitigation initiations, notably the USAID-funded Complex Crisis Fund (CCF) in the Central African Republic (CAR), which reduced tensions and increased trust among Muslim and Christian communities through joint economic initiatives, productive public dialogue, and community problem-solving.