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Nana Odoi
Component Leader, Peace and Security , German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)
Abuja, Nigeria
International Development Specialist
Senior-Level Advisory Expertise - International Project Management - Political / Economic System Analysis - Research - Training
A politically, culturally and economically astute international development / relations professional with more than 10 years' relevant experience, 7 of which has been within West Africa.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
Peace and conflict resolution expert with significant on-the-ground experience in the implementation of conflict prevention frameworks and the development of peace and security policies, which includes working on a EUR 11.2 million support project by the German Agency for International Cooperation to the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Highly accomplished project manager with comprehensive experience managing capacity building programs, networking campaigns, and strategic policy development focusing on, among others, improving local economic development in West African nations, including Ghana.

Has held leadership positions as team leader and project coordinator with key experiences working with international NGOs, the EU and UN agencies in thematic areas that include election observation, gender & development, and organisational development.

Excellent communications skills with a strong background in managing advocacy for change management and improved organisational transparency. Fluent in English and German with conversational French language skills.

Holds a MA in Intercultural Conflict Management and received academic scholarship in 2004 from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to conduct research at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Ghana.
M.A Intercultural Conflict Management, Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, 2005
Thesis: "Cultural diversity in the context of 21st century peace support operations: The need for interculturally competent peacekeepers" (Distinction awarded)

B.A Social Anthropology School of Oriental and African Studies, London, 1999,(2:1)

Abitur (A-Level equivalent), Gustav von Schmoller Gymnasium,
Affiliations and Achievements:
Training includes courses in: Prince2 Foundation, Certified Bridge Trainer on Electoral Processes, Peace Operations, Field security training, Inter-cultural behaviors and management, Rule of law in peace operations, UN humanitarian civil-military coordination training, Capacity Works, Civilian aspects of crisis management, Mediation, Gender awareness, Gender Mainstreaming, Local Economic Development, Election Observation
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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, German
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