Burkina Faso Community President Visits Africa Center Headquarters

By Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Updated: 04/26/2012

Left to Right: Mr. Mike Garrison, Colonel U.S. Army (ret.) (Deputy Director), Mrs. Fatimata Myriam Vicens (President of the ACSS Burkina Faso Community Chapter), Ms. Amélia J. S. de Carvalho (Community Affairs Specialist), Mrs. Danielle Buchanan (Chief of Staff), and Mr. Vincent Crawley (Deputy Director – Communications and Community Affairs).

Mrs. Fatimata Myriam Vicens, President of the ACSS Burkina Faso Community Chapter, visited the Africa Center headquarters on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. The Burkina Faso Chapter was launched in 2004 and currently has 75 members including former Minister of Security, Colonel Emile Ouédraogo. The Chapter is very active and has organized four Topical Outreach Program Series (TOPS) symposium since 2007 and participated in Flintlock exercises in Burkina Faso and Senegal. The Burkina Faso Chapter also hosted fellow chapter leaders in the region for the ACSS Community Leadership Conference (CLC) in 2009. Mrs. Vicens currently serves as the Director of General Affairs and Heritage at the West African Monetary and Economic Union.