Having worked extensively in several countries across Africa, Gerald brings to A&T over 20 years of experience in project management, leading programs in health and nutrition; water, sanitation and hygiene; and food security. Gerald is a native of Madagascar where he began his career working on various HIV/AIDS and nutrition programs, including the USAID-funded BASICS III child survival project. Gerald’s extensive experience also includes work in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and over 5 years in West Africa, where he served as the Health and Nutrition Director for a nutrition program in Burkina Faso and as the Chief of Party for a nutrition and hygiene project in Mali. Prior to joining A&T, Gerald was the Chief of Party for a $50 million USD USAID/Food For Peace program in Burundi, which focused on food and nutrition security. Gerald received his MPH in the US, and both his MBA and MSc (in Economics) in Madagascar.
Lazare has over 15 years of experience in a variety of finance roles across Burkina Faso, Senegal, and Chad. Prior to joining A&T, Lazare worked on two USAID projects, first with International Relief and Development (USAID Peace through Development Project), and most recently at Abt Associates (USAID West Africa Trade and Investment Hub Project). Lazare is a graduate of the University of Ouagadougou where he earned a Masters in Finance and Accounting.
Rose has more than eight years of experience in nonprofit accounting and financial management. Prior to joining A&T, Rose worked with various organizations in Burkina Faso, including Plan and International Relief and Development, where she managed funding from multiple donors (USAID, USDA, Global Fund, European Union, PDDEB). Rose’s expertise is in budget management including budget planning, monitoring, and execution.
Elie Kabre is a health professional with over 15 years of experience in program planning, implementation and evaluation, specifically in the areas of nutrition and infant and young child feeding (IYCF). Elie has worked in both the public and private sector and has a solid understanding of the IYCF landscape in Burkina Faso. Prior to joining the A&T team, Elie served as the Field Coordinator and Specialist for the promotion of optimal IYCF practices for the Infant Baby Food Action Network/Association for the Promotion of Infant Feeding in Burkina Faso (IBFAN/APAIB) consortium. Elie holds a masters in Management of Health Institutions from the National School of Administration – Abidjan, is a professor at the National School of Public Health in Ouagadougou, as well as a certified regional trainer in the management of acute severe malnutrition.
Fodié Maguiraga received a Masters/Maitrise in Social Anthropology in 2004 from the University of Bamako in Mali, and a Masters in Public Health (MPH), as well as a certificate in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) from Emory University in 2014. His professional experience includes working with international NGOs such as Save the Children, CARE International and IRC International Rescue Committee on various public health research projects and program implementation. He has also worked as an independent consultant across Africa (Mali, Benin, Senegal, DRC and Burkina Faso). His areas of expertise include project management, monitoring and evaluation, action research, participatory research methods, nutrition, maternal and child health (MCH), tuberculosis, reproductive health, community health, community transformation, qualitative and quantitative research, gender and women’s empowerment.
Annickis a communication for development specialist with more than 10 years experience focused on behavior change communication and communication for social change. Annick has worked with several international organizations, including Catholic Relief Services, and SNV (Organisation Néerlandaise de développement). Annick holds a Master’s in communication for development from the University of Ouagadougou with certificates in community development, institutional development, and organizational strengthening.