Zakariya Abdou

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Graduate School for Development Studies Institut Universitaire d’études du Développement (IUED), Geneva Switzerland
High Degree in 1998 to 2000
Thesis topic: Capacity building as an alternative of partnership between North and South NGOs

Catholic University of Belgium
Master of projects and development management. (Economy, Anthropology, Ecology) 1990-1992
Since July 2006 I am the Regional Director of Stromme Foundation West Africa

The purpose of the position is to provide strategic program leadership and overall management of the Stromme Foundation Regional Office at Bamako, West Africa in alignment of Stromme Foundation objectives and mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Program Planning and Strategy
Financial and Personnel supervision and development
Regional Representation

December 2002 – November 2005 : working with Canadian Embassy and Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Ö Poverty Alleviation Support Fund Coordinator

· Project amount: 4 100 000 $ CAN, 32 countrywide supervised projects. Targeted groups: women and children,
· Sectors concerned: Water-Cleaning-Environment-Basic education-Health and nutrition, HIV/AIDS.

In partnership with the Government of Niger and the civil society, I assure the visibility of the programme at the national level. I provide strategic oversight, coordinate and manage the implementation of the fund according to the set plan. I Provide close support and capacity building to partners, national and international Non Governmental Organizations. I work with the other Canadian International Development Agency(CIDA) programme to achieve the agency’s strategic goals in the areas of program growth, quality, innovation and project management by securing support from governmental and others financial partners. I assure that activities are implemented and managed in accordance with the goal and objectives. I assure the monitoring, evaluation and programme reporting to CIDA and Niger Government. I assure the identification, design, planning, implementation, advocacy, compliance and monitoring of the funded projects in partnership with the local beneficiaries.

Before that I was working for many International NGO and in many west Africa countries as :

Ö Coordinator of the Area Development Programme ,
Ö Operations Team Leader
Ö Independent Consultant
Ö Programme Manager