Nadia HashamTrade Policy Expert at African Trade Policy Centre of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Nadia is a Trade Policy Expert at the African Trade Policy Centre of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, where manages the gender and trade portfolio, particularly around gender mainstreaming, knowledge generation, and capacity building relating to the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement. She also works on digital and sustainable trade facilitation and contributes to national AfCFTA implementation strategies.
Prior to this, Nadia was Senior Data Analyst at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs contributing to strategic initiatives to provide evidence to decision-makers. Nadia was previously based in Sierra Leone as a Country Economist for International Growth Centre (IGC) at the London School of Economics, working with the government on evidence-based economic policy. As a Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, she was part of a team implementing and evaluating the use of mobile technology in improving the Ebola response. Her previous experience includes managing economic research and evaluations in various regions.
Nadia holds a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs focusing on Economic and Political Development, and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in International Development and Middle East Studies from McGill University.