Madiha Nawaz is an international development practitioner with over five years’ experience managing agribusiness development, market systems, food security, and emergency relief initiatives in Mali, Sierra Leone, Haiti, Ethiopia, and Egypt. Currently, as a field-based Program Officer for CNFA Europe, she is based in Addis Ababa, and provides technical and operational support to the GIZ-funded Farm Service Center Project-Green Innovations Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector – Ethiopia (FSCP-GIAF-Ethiopia), and provides global business development support to CNFA Europe.
Before joining CNFA Europe, Ms. Nawaz worked at CNFA in Washington D.C., where she managed a $23 million USAID-funded Feed the Future program aimed at increasing food security and incomes of over 14,000 smallholder farmers in Upper Egypt. Previously, she worked at ACDI/VOCA as the Technical Learning Coordinator for the USAID-funded Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project, focusing on inclusive growth models in market systems, and as Project Coordinator, supporting multi-million dollar programs in food security and emergency relief.
Ms. Nawaz brings experience working on a range of contracts and awards including MOBIS, USAID Food For Peace and OFDA, and USDA Food For Progress. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the American University School of International Service.