Head of Communications
Halimatou Amadou is head of communications for ALIMA (The Alliance For International Medical Action).
She holds a degree in Media and Communication, as well as a Master's degree in Politics and International Relations from Liege University (Belgium) and the University College Dublin (Ireland).
She is passionate about the emergence of independent media and democracy in West Africa. In 2009, she collaborated with the Panos West Africa Institute to develop various projects supporting media pluralism in Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Senegal.
Between 2010 and 2016, she worked as communication advisor at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Brussels. During that period, she coordinated communication campaigns and coached field communications officers.
She has an extensive field experience in humanitarian emergencies. Her role at MSF was to define the organisation's positioning, messages and communication strategies, during crises such as migration in Europe, the cholera epidemic in Haiti, malnutrition in the Sahel, conflict in Northern Mali and, most recently, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
In her free time, Halimatou enjoys singing, cooking and is passionate about the arts. She currently calls Dakar, Senegal home, but is a nomad by nature and has lived in nearly a dozen countries.
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