Community-based Development Coordination, MEDA.
Fosen Grace is a development practitioner with 22 years experience in community-based development coordination in various sectors including gender equality mainstreaming, women, girls and youth empowerment, rural finance, education, agriculture, and agriculture value chain development interventions. She facilitated institutional collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Federal Department of Cooperatives (FDC) on financial inclusion, co-funded by International Fund for Agricultural Development IFAD and the Federal Government of Nigeria FGN. Other donor experience includes United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – WINROCK International, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Millennium Villages Project, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) – National Food Security Program, and currently with Mennonites Economic Development Associates as Country Lead, coordinate programme team to implement the women and youth entrepreneurship program with funding from Global Affairs Canada.
Fosen Grace holds a Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) degree Agricultural Economics and Extension from the Federal University of Technology Yola, Adamawa state, and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA). She was a member of the national team led by CBN to understudy micro finance service delivery in Bangladesh as a way of improving financial service delivery and financial inclusion in the country, provided inputs for policy considerations.