Dr. Mayaki was appointed Chief Executive Officer of NEPAD in 2009. Before joining NEPAD, Dr. Mayaki was the Executive Director of The Platform supporting rural development stakeholders in Western and Central Africa (The Rural Hub), located in Dakar in Senegal. From 2000 to 2004, Dr. Mayaki was a visiting professor at the University of Paris XI where he taught international affairs and international organizations. In January 1997, under the presidency of Ibrahim Bare Ma'inassara, Dr. Mayaki joined the cabinet as Minister in charge for African Integration and Cooperation, before holding the position of Foreign Minister. From 1996 to 2000 he served in a number of government positions in Niger, including serving as Minister for African Integration and Cooperation, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Prime Minister. Previously, he served as professor of Public Administration and Management in Niger and Venezuela where he served during the periods 1978-1982 and 1985-1987. Dr. Mayaki holds a Master’s Degree from the National School of Public Administration, Québec, Canada and a PhD in Administrative Sciences from the University of Paris. More information on NEPAD’s website.
Commentary by Professor Akbar Noman from the School of International Public Affairs, Columbia University and Senior Fellow at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue.
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