Elhadj Amadou Sy

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Elhadj Amadou G. Sy (As) "is the chair of the OSIWA Board of Directors and is the Director of the HIV/AIDS Group, Bureau for Development Policy of the United Nations Development Programme. As joined UNDP from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) where he held the positions of Director, Operational Partnerships and Country Support and Regional Director for Africa. Prior to working for the GFATM, he served as Director of UNAIDS New York Liaison Office, (coordinating the UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS) and Team Leader for the UNAIDS Inter-country Team for Eastern and Southern Africa. His work in his native Senegal included Director of Health Programmes at ENDA Tiers Monde (Environment and Development Action in the Third World), co-founder of the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) and Director of its African Chapter (AFRICASO). As has hold degrees in arts, human sciences and pedagogy from Dakar University and Ecole Normale Superieure. He was a fellow at the University of Graz (Austria), and also graduated from the Vienna Diplomatic Academy." [1]

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  1. Board of Directors, Open Initiative for West Africa, accessed September 27, 2007.