Mandela Washington Fellowship
Ibrah has three years of experience in infrastructure financing and regional integration in Africa. Currently, he works as a Project Manager for the Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) and at the African Union's New Partnership for Africa's Development Agency (NEPAD Agency), in South Africa. Within the Regional Integration, Infrastructure and Trade Division, his activities focus on providing countries and regional economic communities with technical assistance in early stage preparation of trans-boundary projects on energy, transport, and water. Previously, Ibrah was a policy analyst for the infrastructure development and extractive industries programs within the Office of the NEPAD CEO. He contributed to the establishment of the Continental Business Network for infrastructure financing in Africa. This investment advisory platform works on engaging and interfacing high-level African policy makers and industry captains on strategic issues such as sector policy, investment risk rating and the overall promotion of infrastructure projects to the private sector. Upon the completion of the fellowship, Ibrah plans to play a key role in the African transformation agenda by pursuing his work towards the implementation of energy and transport projects continent-wide to boost trade and prosperity.