The Fellowships offer the opportunity to work in the executive offices of either the African Development Bank (Abidjan), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (Addis Ababa) or the International Trade Centre (Geneva).

Find out more about the 2017 Fellows below.

Robtel Neajai Pailey, AfDB

Robtel is a Liberian academic, activist and author of the anti-corruption children’s book, Gbagba.

With over a decade of combined professional experiences in Africa, Europe and North America, she has worked across a broad range of fields supporting governments, universities, NGOs, media institutions, regional and multilateral organisations.

Previously a Mo Ibrahim Foundation PhD Scholar at SOAS, University of London, Robtel is completing post-doctoral research at the University of Oxford documenting the socio-economic development implications of crisis-induced return migration to Cameroon, Chad, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Liberia and Niger.

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Oulimata Fall, ITC

Oulimata comes from the Senegalese Export Promotion Agency where she worked as the Head of Trade Promotion and Economic Intelligence Department.

She has successfully implemented aid for trade projects in order to connect sustainably Senegalese SMEs to international markets. Over the past 10 years, Oulimata was in charge of export development and promotion of agriculture, seafood, handcrafts and textiles ‘Made in Senegal’ products.

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Ndapiwa Segole, UNECA

Ndapiwa is a public sector economist with extensive experience spanning nine years in development and economic planning serving the Botswana Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development at a district level.

In this capacity, she coordinated district economic development activities, manages government projects of all magnitudes, carried out feasibility studies to determine project viability and undertakes contingency planning and implementation.

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