Hamidou

Hamidou Garba Hima

Niger

Term: March 2024 - February 2026

Hamidou Garba Hima is the INEE Country Focal Point for the Republic of Niger. He is a graduate of the École Normale Supérieure of Abdou Moumouni University in Niamey, with degrees in basic education and andragogy. Hamidou has more than 15 years of  experience in Niger's public administration, specifically with teacher training and pedagogical supervision. He was a member of the Pool of Trainers for the Competency-Based Approach (APC) and one of the pioneers in introducing the APC approach into Niger's teacher training curriculum. Hamidou has over 11 years' experience in the humanitarian sector in the management of emergency and development projects/programs, notably in the fields of education, child protection, vocational training for young people and WASH in schools. He has worked for various organizations, including LuxDev, Plan International Niger, Save the Children, and World Vision Niger. 

Since 2016, he has been trained on the INEE Minimum Standards for Education, the establishment and coordination of the Education Cluster, as well as the Oslo Declaration on School Protection in Conflict Situations. Hamidou is also a member of several EiE working groups at national and regional level, which include INEE's Gender Working Group, the EiE West Africa regional working group, and World Vision international's Education Network (EdNet). As such, he works closely with the Education Cluster and sub-clusters, and also with UN agencies, international and national NGOs, and administrative authorities at national and decentralized levels. Hamidou is currently National Coordinator of EiE Programs with World Vision Niger. Additionally, since 2021, he has been the Manager of the Programme d'Appui à la Qualité de l'Education en Situation d'Urgences (PAQUES) of Niger's Pluriannual Resilience Program, financed by Education Cannot Wait (ECW) MYRP funds.  

Email: hamidou.hima@inee.org