Prior to joining IFCL, Sarah supported the implementation of various international development projects in sub-Saharan Africa, bringing to fulfilment historic programs which improved the employability, nutrition, and income of the underserved. She worked with various donors, including UK’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Rockefeller Foundation, Citi Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation amongst others, to implement Agriculture, Nutrition, and Entrepreneurship programs which improved the profitability and sustainability of SMEs, and the livelihoods of beneficiaries in Nigeria.
• Expertise in international development program management, covering set up, implementation, monitoring and close out of multi-million-dollar multiyear programs with varying and extensive stakeholders.
• Implemented the notable UK Government’s ‘Propcom Mai-karfi’ program, which through market development, developed rural markets in Northern Nigeria by stimulating investments in inclusive business models, climate- and nutrition-sensitive value chains, specifically addressing barriers to development in the conflict-affected Northeastern region.
• Leveraging economic growth and strategy experience, and local knowledge to develop a country specific Integrated National Financing Framework to enable Nigeria to finance its Sustainable Development Goals by the year 2030.
Sarah has lived and worked in Nigeria, France, Belgium, France and Canada. She is fully proficient in English and Hausa languages and has a limited understanding of French. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Master’s Degree in International Project Development and notable certification in Project Management.