For over 20 years, Melanie Sany has designed, managed, and evaluated education and workforce training programs for youth in developing countries, including technical and vocational education and secondary education reforms. Her focus is on promoting youth workforce and livelihood development to provide youth with the soft skills and transition to work services they need to succeed in the marketplace.

Sany leads EDC’s international youth and workforce development team. She oversees the implementation of large-scale projects that develop the critical skills required by the private sector. She also works with public and private actors to effect national systems change.

Previously, Sany served as chief of party for EDC’s Akazi Kanoze Youth Livelihoods Project in Rwanda. She also designed and managed the Akazi Kanoze 2 project and the Early Childhood Care-giver Professional Development and Certification Program. In Haiti, Sany directed and provided technical support in youth livelihoods to the EQUIP3 IDEJEN project.

Sany holds an MBA from the Audencia Nantes School of Management and an MA from the Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, both in France. She is fluent in French and English.