Osseni Sanni Amadou has over 25 years of experience in managing large, complex programs in Africa. Amadou’s expertise lies in governance and public policy for social services, capacity building through rights-based approaches and advocacy, the economic empowerment of youth and women, sexual and reproductive health, emergency response, and resilience support for populations in fragile contexts.

Amadou is the chief of party for the USAID Integrated Youth Development Activity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). He leads strategic and operational planning and supervises and develops large teams in multicultural contexts, donor compliance, reporting, and resource mobilization.

Prior to joining EDC, Amadou worked for CARE USA for 16 years in various senior positions in Benin, DRC, Mali, and Nigeria. He has contributed to multiple initiatives as a freelance consultant for various development cooperation agencies and international nongovernmental organizations.

Amadou was sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to complete a Master’s Degree in Health and Population Studies in 2005. He also holds a Maîtrise in Human Sciences from Benin National University.