Osseni Sanni Amadou has over 28 years of experience in managing large, complex programs in Africa. His 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 joined EDC in June 2018 and is currently the chief of party for USAID youth employment in Djibouti. He leads strategic and operational planning and supervises and develops large teams in multicultural contexts, donor compliance, reporting, and resource mobilization.

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

Sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Amadou earned his Master’s Degree in Health and Population Studies in 2005. He also holds a Maîtrise in Human Sciences from Benin National University.