MANAGING SECURITY RESOURCES IN WEST AFRICA - ACADEMIC PROGRAM BIOGRAPHIES
29 January 2024
Executive Director at the African Development Bank, a member of the UN Committee for Development Policy, co-chair of the African Regional Committee of the Grameen Foundation and chair of the sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee of the U. [...] He received his Bachelor of Science (Honors) from Faculty of Economics and Social Studies at the University of Khartoum, Sudan, Master’s Degree in Economics and Master of Business Administration from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex, UK. [...] from the Center for Diplomatic and Strategic Studies in Paris, France, on security sector reform and governance in the ECOWAS Region and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. [...] His previous roles in the Ivorian army include Director of the Military career transition support office, Comptroller for the Administrative and Financial Oversight agency within the Ministry of Defense, and Director for the Office of the Commissioner of the Armed Forces (DIRCA). [...] Prior to joining UNDP he was the academic dean at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies in Washington DC and economics director at the United States Institute of Peace, where he also chaired the taskforce on business and peace and managed the web-based International Network for Economics and Conflict.