Founder & Executive Director
Synapse Center’s mission is to strengthen the capacity of promising entrepreneurs and their ventures to develop innovative solutions to social and environmental problems and to unleash the untapped potential of creativity, expertise and resources of youth in Senegal and West Africa. Ciré has ten years of grassroots youth development experience in West Africa and has worked extensively with youth organizations to advance the understanding, practice and development of creative and entrepreneurial leadership. For two years prior to working full-time with Synapse Center, Ciré was a Cultivation Unit member of Pioneers of Change, a global learning community of committed young change agents who come together to connect with their deeper values and ideals and to generate innovative solutions to challenges faced in their communities and organizations. Ciré graduated in Psychology of Education and Vocational Counseling from the Polytechnic High School of the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar and in Sociology from the Gaston Berger University of Saint Louis. In addition to his native Pular and Wolof, he also speaks French and English.