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Nadia Dafir

Director of Communications

Nadia Dafir is a communications specialist with 22 years of professional experience.

In close collaboration with the Knowledge Management and the Community Engagement and Social Media Leads, she is responsible for the development of AfricaNenda’s communications strategy, brand visibility across all platforms, communications materials and media relations. She also works closely with AfricaNenda’s experts to deliver on Advocacy, Partnerships and Capacity Building strategies.

Prior to joining AfricaNenda, Nadia worked in communications for international organizations, humanitarian, and the private sector, with multifunctional teams across different cultures, disciplines & geographies. In her career path, she also had the opportunity to work in creative international communication agencies, where she focused on offline & digital campaigns, omni-channel strategy, branding, storytelling, and production.

From her recent work experiences, she worked at UNCDF and UNOPS Cities Alliance, where she contributed to the communications of programmes active in financial inclusion, DFS, mobile money, fintechs, agritechs, urban poverty fight and support to cities to deliver sustainable development in Africa and Asia.

Nadia is fluent in English, French and Arabic. She holds a master’s in communications from IHECS and a Master in Marketing & Advertising from the Solvay Business School, both in Brussels, Belgium.