Aboudou Hamidou Berthé

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Aboudou Hamidou Berthé (@berthino2008) is Program Director for the Sahel and Littoral States at the International Republican Institute (IRI), and Chief of Party of the USAID-funded electoral support program in Mauritania implemented in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania by the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS). As Program Director at IRI since 2020, he manages the IRI Regional Office based in Bamako, Mali, and oversees IRI’s in-country and regional programs in the Sahel and littoral States. Since joining IRI in 2018, Mr. Berthé has implemented U.S. government-funded projects in Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Chad to address issues of youth participation to counter and prevent violent extremism and radicalization, as well as to advance social cohesion, inclusion, and marginalized citizens’ participation in the political process.

Mr. Berthé manages IRI’s program for the Sahel and littoral States region under a memorandum of understanding between the institute and the G5 Sahel. The program seeks to strengthen the role and participation of youth and women in border areas in relation to preventing and countering violent extremism (PCVE), and to influence policies and national PCVE strategies to make them more responsive to the needs of rural areas and women.

Since February 2022, he also has been Chief of Party for a USAID-funded electoral-support program implemented in Mauritania by the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS).

Mr. Berthe is a Fulbright alum. He holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction earned at Kent State University, USA. He is on LinkedIn.


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