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Issaka Garba Abdou
Senior Policy Officer for Public Service and Anti-Corruption and Coordinator of the Secretariat of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Public Service , Local Governments , Urban Development and Decentralization , African Union Commission
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
With 15 years working experience in Diplomacy and Legal affairs, Elections management and observation, Public sector governance, development and Public policy advocacy, through Foreign services, Embassy of Niger in Addis Ababa and African Union Commission ( Department of Political Affairs ) respectively.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
Professional Experience:
For 15 years, I have been working in a global context, which makes me today an international as a carrier diplomat, Country representation, Partnership, networking and advocacy, Programme development and planning, Programme governance, implementation and monitoring , legal affairs advisor and , Decentralisation , governance expert respectively able to intervene in very different cultural contexts and to face multiple complexities.
My experience has been: Providing leadership, direction and advice in the field multilateral diplomacy, and Legal, policy, strategic, governance, international cooperation and partnerships matters on multilateral environmental agreements, and Public sector governance; Organization of work and meetings of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the African charter on Public service as well as negotiation of the host country agreements for meetings , including the draft agendas, logistics, documentation, translation, interpretation and record-keeping, Lead and execute strategies to develop and strengthen relations with Member Parties and other governments in order to advise them on the implementation of the charter and expand political support for AU-STC8 vision, mission, programs and policy objectives development through Foreign services Ministry , Embassy of Niger in Addis Ababa and African Union Commission ( Department of political Affairs ) respectively
I have a solid professional experience, as Provincial electoral commission Président in ‘’Mayayi region’’ in Niger, in leading , organizing, administrating , managing and monitoring for the Niger referendum on October 2010, local , parliamentarian ,election, presidential election first and second round in 2011, in general elections at the national level (Niger). I have been ECOWAS election observer in Sierra Leone (2007), and African Union election observer for Algeria parliamentary election in May 2012. With a great team spirit, and the ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment, good leadership, good negotiator, effective interpersonal skills. I am familiar with Microsoft Office Applications, Internet.
- Master in international environmental law University of Limoges, France, 2006-2007
- Master in Management of projects International Institute of Management, Niamey, 2005-2006
- Bachelor in Diplomacy ( Diplômre Superieur de l’E.N.A en Diplomatie), National School of Administration, Algeria, 1999 to 2003
- Certificate in Anti-corruption, International Anti-Corruption Summer Academy International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), 2015, Austria.
- Certificate in Regional Cooperation, Peace and Stability in Africa, Clingendael –Netherlands Institute of International Relations, The Hague –Netherlands 11 Mai to 5 June 2015.
- Certificate in Responsibility to Protect (R2P) Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, November 2014, Accra Ghana.
- Post Graduate Certificate in International Diplomacy, Australian Award Fellowship, Queensland University, July to August 2014, Brisbane, Australia.
- Certificate in English Learning program for African Officials, Victoria University of Wellington ( New -Zeland ) from 19 October to 12 December 2013.
- Certificate in Governance and Human Security in Africa, Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Addis Abeba (Ethiopie) du 20 January to 05 February 2013.
- Certificate in strategic negotiation at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Addis Abeba (Ethiopie) from 04 to 15 February 2013.
- Certificate in engaging government in genocide prevention, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY-Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, New –York USA from 08 to 12 March 2010.
- Certificate in Rule of Law, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Accra –Ghana from 25 January to 05 February 2010.
- UNITAR Certificate in Enhance Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding in Africa, 17 – 27 March 2009 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
- Certificate in Development Diplomacy Programme focused on Principles, key aspects and working Techniques of Development Cooperation, Bonn and Berlin, Germany, 03 to 28 August 2009.
- UNITAR Certificate in performing effectively in Multilateral Diplomacy and Conferences from 06 -20 Mai 2008 Geneva Switzerland.
- UN Certificate of Achievement of the basic Notions Training on Field Security Protection, Health and Wellness of United NationsOfficials, 8 March 2008.
- UN Certificate in International Law 9-27 July 2007, UNOG, Geneva Switzerland.
Affiliations and Achievements:
- Guidelines on the implementation of the African Charter on Values and Principles of Public Service and Administration
- The Common African Position on Habitat III
- The Common African Position on the first UN-HABITAT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French
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