Dr. Samba Kawa is Coordinator and Team Lead of the Feed the Future Program in the Economic Growth and Environment Office at USAID/Nigeria. Samba joined USAID in 2011 and has worked in USAID’s Bureau for Resilience and Food Security in Washington, D.C., and in USAID/Liberia. He has served as Country Support Officer for USAID missions in Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Samba joined USAID/Nigeria in July 2019.
Before coming to USAID, Samba was a New York City (NYC) Teaching Fellow and middle school science teacher in NYC, where he also worked for a non-profit organization in Manhattan. Samba was also Variety Maintenance Officer in a GIZ funded Seed Multiplication Project in Sierra Leone. Samba holds PhD and MS degrees in Soil Science from the North Carolina State University in Raleigh (NC State) and in Education from Mercy College, NYC.