Nadine Gbossa is a Senior Development Executive with over 25 years of experience in sustainable development and currently leading on the new global challenge of financing for food-systems transformation. She started her career with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Geneva, and the United Nations Office for Project Services in Abidjan and New York.
From 2004, she held senior management positions with the United Nations Development Programme in Niger and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Italy. As Regional head for IFAD, Nadine worked in Eastern Africa with vulnerable communities, governments, development partners and the private sector for inclusive agri-based growth.
From 2016 to 2018, Nadine Gbossa bought her expertise to the service of the global development agenda heading the Global Partnerships and Policies Division in the Development Co-operation Directorate of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris leading the organization´s development cooperation work in climate and environment, gender, conflict and fragile contexts, governance and effective development cooperation.
In August 2018, Nadine Gbossa re-joined the United Nations Family after leading IFAD´s largest country programme in the region with over half a billion US$ of investments, she was appointed Director for the West and Central Africa region covering 24 countries and leading one of IFAD’s largest teams and investment divisions.
In 2021, Nadine Gbossa was appointed IFAD’s director for Food Systems Coordination and Chief of the Means of Implementation for the United Food System Coordination Hub leading on the new global challenge of financing for food systems transformation.
Nadine Gbossa also served as a Board Director of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, at a time where CEPI is leading global efforts for the development and equitable access of the COVID 19 vaccine.