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 2018 Fellows below.

Zukiswa Mqolomba, AfDB

Zukiswa is a senior researcher, senior policy analyst and scholar activist with extensive experience in research, policy development and policy analysis on economic growth, poverty alleviation and job creation.

Previously, she has worked with the Department of Social Development in South Africa. Additionally, she has previously worked as an Extended Term Consultant (ETC) for the World Bank in Washington D.C.

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Ines Ayari, ITC

Ines is a policy advisor with focus on gender and development with extensive partnership development experience; she has established strong linkages with, and liaised between, governments, international organisations, research institutions, local businesses and civil society, by organising networks in the Middle East, Africa, South America, South Asia and Europe.

Previously, she has worked with organisations such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the World Economic Forum (WEF) and various NGOs.

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Valeria Bempomaah Mensah, UNECA

Valeria is an international development professional with extensive experience in macroeconomic and policy analysis, capacity development and programme management.

Previously, she has successfully managed the EU’s budget support programme to the Government of Ghana. Additionally, she has also worked with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as an Economist in its Regional Technical Assistance Center, which provides macroeconomic capacity building to Anglophone West Africa and Cabo Verde.

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