Celebrating Women in the Security Sector: Major Coumba Ngouye THIAM

In continuing our celebration of women in the security sector, meet Major Coumba NGouye THIAM, who held 37-years of service with the Senegalese police from 1981-2018 as a detective with facilitation and senior training skills. During her civil service career, Maj. THIAM blazed trails for African women in the security and defense sector in her home nation of Senegal. While Chief of staff of the United Nations Police (UNPOL) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, she led the proposal of a Women’s Office within the UN security entities approved by MONUSCO police chiefs. Maj. Thiam is currently a member of the Association of Female Pioneers of the National Police as the General Secretary.