Nadia Hamel is an international development professional with 7+ years of experience in policy research and advice. She has worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on key policy issues in the Sahel and West Africa such as the security-development nexus, food and nutrition security, resilience, and gender. She also has extensive strategic, program management, and communications experience and has supported donor projects with the AFD, EU, and USAID.

She holds an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Policy Analysis from Northwestern University, Master’s Degrees in International Affairs, Conflict Resolution and Civil Society Development from The American University of Paris and Sociologie des conflits et sécurité internationale from the Institute Catholique de Paris, and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Development Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Nadia Hamel has extensive experience in working in: Burkina Faso, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, France, Libya, Sahel, Senegal, Togo, and United States of America. Major areas of expertise include: Analysis and research, Civil society engagement and strengthening, Conflict, situation and political economy analysis, Planning, strategy, programming and project development, Policy and concept development, and Violence prevention and reduction