Mahamadou Dao is an international development professional with more than 10 years of experience in project management and operational support in nonprofit programs. Mahamadou provides project management, logistical, and programmatic support to multiple TEPHINET projects. Mahamadou earned a Master of Law degree from the University of Cote d’Ivoire and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of West Georgia. Mahamadou is passionate about women’s empowerment and social equity. He started a career at CARE International in Cote d’Ivoire as a field supervisor on a women entrepreneurship program where he trained more than 500 women associations living with HIV on income-generating activity implementation and management in a post-conflict setting which contributed to restoring their social dignity affected by extreme poverty and popular stigma. He also worked on a Return and Reintegration of Internally Displaced persons program to help bring back peace within the western Ivory Coast local communities torn by political antagonisms. Moreover, Mahamadou participated in several vaccine campaigns against Polio, Measles, and Tetanus among rural communities in Central Cote d’Ivoire. While completing his Master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of West Georgia, Mahamadou worked at the Carter Center as an intern where he supported the institution’s West African Democratic and Governance team in Niger and Guinea. Prior to joining TEPHINET, Mahamadou was a Project Assistant at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs in Washington, DC.