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The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) was established in 2000 and forms part of the global Open Society Foundations Network of autonomous foundations founded and supported by George Soros. These non-profit-making foundations share a commitment to... more.
Economic Governance Manager
Open Society Initiative for west Africa (OSIWA)
Regional Extractive Industries Program Coordinator
West Africa Extractive Industry Programme Coordinator
Public Utilities, Economic and Trade Policy Officer
Dr. Ibrahim Aidara is OSIWA's Economic Governance Program Manager.
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Dr. Ibrahima Aidara, OSIWA Economic Governance Program Manager; firstname.lastname@example.org; + 221 33 869 1089
OSIWA's Economic Governance Program Manager Dr. Ibrahima Aidara (L) visits a gold mining site in Niger.
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. He 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. Ibrahima 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.
"This report serves as a call to action to the entire ECOWAS region, as 2015 is an election year for many countries," explains Dr. Ibrahima Aidara, OSIWA's Economic Governance Program Manager.
Ibrahima Aidara, Economic Governance Program Manageriaidara@osiwa.org