Huguette Diakabana is an experienced system-level change agent with a demonstrated history
of working with international organizations and governments. She is passionate about
fostering collaboration and expanding access to valuable and impactful knowledge to help
achieve meaningful progress in sub-Saharan Africa. Her experiences to date have involved
developing and implementing context-appropriate technology-based solutions in education,
mining, environment, agriculture, and in recent years in digital health in over 20 countries in
She is a member of the World Health Organization’s Digital Health Technical Advisory
Group, co-leading two of the four workstreams. She developed the digital solutions
clearinghouse concept to assist member states with identifying digital health solutions and
connecting with solution developers in the private and public sectors.
Huguette also mentors students and young professionals interested in collaboration and
leveraging appropriate, sustainable, and cost-effective technologies to make a difference in
She currently dedicates time to working with sub-Saharan Africa stakeholders to facilitate
Digital Health policy and strategy development sessions and conduct workshops on available
technologies and data-driven decision-making.
She is fluent in English, French, Lingala and proficient in six other languages. She received a
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree focused on International Economics and International
Business from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts.