AfDB appoints Touré as country manager

The African Development Bank has appointed Aissa Touré as its country manager designated for Rwanda.

Touré,  a Senegalese, brings to AfDB over 25 years of experience, working in three continents and 12 countries for five international organisations.

Her work experience covers rural development, particularly agriculture, rural economics, and climate adaptation and mitigation, among others. She brings a “solid set of skills” in strategic management, institutional representation, and partnership management at country, regional and global levels.

Prior to her appointment, she worked as country representative, WaterAid (2003-2007), and as deputy director for West Africa, Oxfam America (2007-2009). She was with Sahara and Sahel Observatory as Research for Development Programme coordinator from 2009 to 2010.

She had worked as a consultant, focusing mainly on climate change and financing, as well as monitoring and evaluation of projects.

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