Lottin Welly Marguerite (Italy), President, NGO “Associazione Interculturale Griot”

Lottin Welly Marguerite (Italy), President, NGO “Associazione Interculturale Griot”

President, NGO “Associazione Interculturale Griot”

Biography:

Lottin Welly Marguerite studies at the Statistics Faculty of “La Sapienza” University in Rome.
From 1984 to 1993 she served as a head of financial office at the Cameroon Embassy in Rome.

During the period between 1993 and 1996, she was a head of the immigration office at the FENEAL-UIL national trade union.

In 1998 she became founder and president of the NGO “Associazione Interculturale Griot”, a Rome-based non-profit organization in defense of freedom, equality, solidarity and in opposition to any form of racism and discrimination to promote initiatives of educational and cultural formation in Italy and in African countries.
Since 2001 she is leader of the African diaspora and a responsible of the Network of the African Women in Italy.

Since 2003 she is elected member of the Immigrants Council (Consulta Cittadini Immigrati Comune di Roma) of the City of Rome and elected member of the Immigrants Council of the Lazio Region.

In 2007 she became a member of the Italian Foreign Ministry delegation to the conference on Women Rights in Bamako, Mali.
Mrs. Lottin Welly is also spokeswoman of the NOPPAW campaign for the “Nobel Peace Price 2011 for African Women”.