Dauda Foday Suma

Dauda is an Industrial Advisor with the GGGI Ethiopia Country team. He is responsible for providing advisory services to the Government of Ethiopia on the development and implementation of the Climate Resilient Industrial Strategy. He has vast experience in international development, spanning from regional integration through industrialization, private sector development and trade promotion in Africa. Prior to joining GGGI, Dauda worked as a Policy Officer for Industry and Senior Policy Officer for Trade at the African Union Commission, where he contributed to the development and implementation of the Plan of Action for the Accelerated Industrial Development in Africa and the Action Plan for Boosting Intra-Africa Trade, and the establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area. He has also worked for UNDP as a Technical Specialist for Manufacturing, advising the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Government of Malawi on the implementation of the manufacturing component of its National Export Strategy.

Dauda holds a B.Sc. degree in Economics from the Njala University in Sierra Leone, a postgraduate Diploma in International Economics and International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University – Paul h. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), an MA degree in International Economics and International Relations from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and University of Vienna, an MPA in International Development from the University of York, and a PhD in Economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business.