Ibrahima Aidara (Senegal)
Economic Governance Program Manager
Before joining OSIWA, Ibrahima had been working as the country Economist at UNDP Senegal since October 2010 where he was responsible for research, development and application of the principles and theories of economics to the formulation of strategies and plans for solution of economic problems, especially as they relate to the Millennium Development Goals.
In that role, he
analysed economic and social trends and provided advisory services to the Government, UNDP and the UN Country
Team on development issues and policies as well as enhances the policy impact of UNDP programs and projects.
also coordinated the formulation of UNDP Country Program Document (CPD 2012-2016) and Country Priority Action Plan (CPAP 2012-2016) and the national consultation on Post 2015 Development Agenda and the MDG Assessment Report 2000-2012.
Prior to joining UNDP Senegal, Ibrahima Aidara was the Regional Extractive Industries Program Coordinator with the West Africa Regional Office of Oxfam America from 2008 to 2010, and led Oxfam International West Africa Team on Governance and Extractive Industries.
He was the Regional Governance Adviser from 2006 to 2008 for Oxfam America with strong focus on extractive industries policy in West Africa.
Before joining Oxfam America, Ibrahima was Economic and Trade Policy Officer at UK-based Consumers International from 2004 to 2006.
From 2002 to 2004 he was Public Utilities Program Officer at Consumers International Regional Office for Africa based in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Between 1991 - 2002, he
held various positions in the public sector in Senegal including in the Ministries of Social Development and Economic and Finance.
is the author of "Civil Society and Development
in Senegal" in WACSI
"Civil Society and Development
in West Africa- 2012; co-author with Dr. Heidi Ullich of a Consumers International
report on "G 8 and Africa: Turn Talk into Action" (2005); co-author with Nessie Golakai and Clarissa Brocklehurst of a Consumers International
report on "Moving from Protest to Proposal: Building the capacity of consumer organization to engage in urban water supply and sanitation sector reform in Africa", (2004).
Ibrahima holds a MA degree in Economics and a PhD in Economics from University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal.