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SCI Gets New Country Director

SCI Gets New Country Director

By: Femi Oyelola.

 

Save the Children International, Nigeria said it now has a new Country Director, Mr. Famari Barro.

SCI, in a statement issued on Tuesday, 28th June 2022, by Amanuel Mamo, Director of Advocacy, Campaigns, Communication, and Media, said the appointment took effect from 16 June 2022.

It said Mr. Barro has over 30 years of experience managing, designing, leading, developing, and humanitarian programs.

“Before his new appointment, Mr. Barro served in several countries in West and Central Africa, as well as in the Caribbean and North America.

“He has worked with Plan International, including as Deputy Regional Director for Operations in West & Central Africa. He has been Country Coordinator in Guinea Bissau, Country Director in Niger and Cameroon, Director of Support Services in Haiti, and Director of Operations in Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Togo providing leadership and technical expertise to complex, multi-million-dollar, multi-donor funded programs focused on health, education, advocacy, child protection, nutrition, food security, water, and sanitation.

“Mr. Barro first joined Save the Children in January 2016 as Country Director in Cote d’Ivoire and brought an extensive portfolio to the Country Office. In 2019, he joined the Catholic Relief Services in Guinea Bissau to be a successful Chief of Party for a McGovern Dole Food for Education (FFE), USAID-funded Project.

The new Country Director will be leading in the transformation of Save the Children in Nigeria to a new operating model, whilst also delivering its 2022–2024 Country Strategy Plan through implementing quality programmes, including advocacy and campaigning for the rights of the most marginalized children, including girls and children with disabilities.”

On his appointment, (Mr.) Famari Barro, Country Director, Save the Children International Nigeria said, “I am very delighted to join Save the Children Nigeria’s Team and to join our efforts to that of all relevant stakeholders so that children in Nigeria are more protected against all forms of violence, grow up healthy and have access to quality basic and inclusive education”.

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