Nadia Waber

Board Secretary

Nadia Waber is committed to the conscious development of individuals, organizations and systems for a sustainable and equitable Africa and beyond.

She has 16 years of experience of facilitating systems and organization change, leadership development, cross-cultural training, coaching, communication and project management. Her work has enabled her to connect with women, youth, entrepreneurs, artisans, senior-level managers from not-for-profit organizations, Asian entrepreneurs, UN agencies and teams from diverse backgrounds in the rural and urban settings in Africa to engage in peace building, leadership development and capacity building processes.

An associate of Pacific Integral (PI), the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), and Dean Fosters Associates (DFA), Nadia\’s current and former clients include UNDP New York, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the British Council, the Institute of International Education (IIE), Sabahar P.L.C., the Great Ethiopian Run, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) and PACT, for whom she has designed, delivered and evaluated long-term leadership development programmes. Nadia enjoys working in multi-cultural contexts, creating spaces for authentic conversations and personal shifts, where reflection and action are combined.

Nadia has co-founded and managed the Center for African Leadership Development (CALD), providing consultancy and leadership development services in Africa, and served as a Communication Specialist for the International Organization for Migration (IOM). She is a member of the leadership team of the Association of Women in Business (AWiB), a founder of the ‘Interfaith Peace building Initiative – Ethiopia’, ‘Mothers against AIDS\’ Association in Ethiopia, and serves as an International Practitioner-Coach for the UNDP Global Leadership Development Programme for HIV positive women and girls.

A holder of a BA Degree in History with Literature (Exeter University, UK), Nadia is fluent in the English, Italian and Amharic languages. She lives in Ethiopia with her husband, son and multicultural extended family., Tel. +251 (0) 911 22 15 05 (m), 5th February, 2012