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Rakiatou Christelle Kaffa-Jackou

Minister for Population, Republic of Niger

Rakiatou Christelle Kaffa Jackou is Minister for population, Republic of Niger. She studied mathematics and physics at the University of Niamey and obtained a Master in Physics. She attended the Ecole Africaine de la Météorologie et de l'Aviation Civile (EAMAC) in Niamey and graduated with a Diplôme d'études supérieures spécialisées in Engineering. She joined the management team of the airport Niamey and eventually taught for nine years at the EAMAC. Kaffa-Jackou went on to study at Toulouse University and graduated with a PhD. Afterwards, she joined ECOWAS in Abuja, where she was responsible for the safety of civil aviation in the ECOWAS Member States. She was appointed in 2013 as Deputy Minister for Industrial Development. In 2015, she was nominated Minister responsible for African integration.