A dedicated individual in the field of public health and education, Issoufou Abdoulkader was a former participant to the Leadership Program for Sahel of the Oasis Initiative, and will look to join the Berkeley Beahrs ELP program this year. The Oasis Initiative is part of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and partly funded by Beahrs ELP Buck Kingman Initiative in 2014.
Issoufou received his Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of Maiduguri in Nigeria. Since then, he has had a wealth of other trainings, including Cash Transfer Programming by Cash Learning Partnership, Basic Security in the Field by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security, and Quality Assurance Approach in Health Sector, organized by Accion Contra el Hambre.
He also served as the head of the public health project for Accion Contra el Hambre in Mayahi, Niger. In that position he implemented Community-Based Management Acute Malnutrition in 15 different health centers, organized immunization campaigns, and monitored activities in 25 health centers and 76 health posts.
From 2008-2010 he worked as supervisor in Community Mobilization and Participation for Save the Children in Tessaoua, Niger. His roles were numerous, including elaboration of training manuals and messages on health, education, poverty reduction and gender and peace. Those goals were achieved through activities like implementing the Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition, micro-health insurance and management of epidemics of cholera and measles in the Tessaoua region.