Nadja is the Global Coordinator for the ILO’s “Start and Improve your Business (SIYB)” entrepreneurship training programme since June 2016. She has joined the ILO in September 2014 as Associate Expert working on Value Chain Development (VCD). Prior to joining the ILO, Nadja worked as technical advisor for the German Development Agency GIZ in a programme to promote SMEs in Algeria, and as policy analyst for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), focusing on SME promotion in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Nadja holds a B.A. in Applied African Studies from Bayreuth University in Germany, and a M.A. in Economics in International Development from the American University in Cairo (AUC) in Egypt. She speaks fluently English, French and German.
|Fernando works as a technical officer on the Approach to Inclusive Market Systems for refugees and host communities. He is a social and productive inclusion specialist with a focus on strong social dimensions, particularly around sustainable livelihoods, local participation, SME development, capacity building, governance, poverty-reduction, and equity building. |
His main areas of expertise are livelihood and food security programme design and evaluation with a robust focus on the poor, internally displaced, refugees, ethnic groups and women.
He has had the opportunity of working in all areas of the development and humanitarian sector, though a hands-on approach, including, multilateral agencies, national government, NGO management, activism, consultancy and research, in four continents: Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Fernando holds an MSc in Social Development Practice by University College London (UCL).
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