Executive Director of the Secretariat for the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CoDA)
Ms. Souad Aden-Osman is the Executive Director of the Secretariat for the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CoDA), a special initiative of the African Union, African Development Bank, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Export-Import Bank. She additionally serves as the Head of the Secretariat of the African Union High-Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) from Africa.
Under her leadership, CoDA supported the establishment of the African Business Council, coordinated the preparation and adoption by the African Union Assembly of the Common African Position on Asset Recovery (CAPAR), and steered several initiatives including improved access to vaccines and vaccinations in Africa as well as the enhancement of good democratic governance on the continent.
Prior to her current roles, Ms. Aden-Osman served as the Head of the Joint Secretariat Support Office for the African Union, African Development Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. In these roles, she was involved in continental efforts to respond to challenges related to climate change and natural resource management.
Ms. Aden-Osman currently coordinates the work of the Consortium of organizations established to implement the recommendations of the High Level Panel on IFFs.