The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) shut down its activities in December 2020 at the end of its mandate. The administrative closure of the Centre was completed in November 2021.

Mariam Yinusa

Principal Financial Economist at the African Development Bank (AfDB)

Principal Financial Economist at the African Development Bank (AfDB)

Mariam Yinusa


Mariam Yinusa is a development professional with over 15 years of experience in structuring, implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of development projects in various sectors including agriculture, energy and human development. She is currently responsible for designing and implementing innovative financial instruments to fund strategic, complex and niche programs and projects in the agriculture sector under the AfDB’s Feed Africa Strategy for Agricultural Transformation. She also acts as co-lead of the AfDB’s flagship program promoting youth in agriculture as a means to achieve food security and reduce youth unemployment on the continent. Her previous roles at the AfDB between 2011 and 2016 focused on strategy formulation and policy advisory to national governments and regional institutions in Africa.

From 2016 to 2017 Ms. Yinusa served as Technical Advisor to the Executive Secretary of theUnited Nations Economic Commission for Africa under the Mo Ibrahim Foundation FellowshipProgram where she provided policy advice to shape Africa’s socio-economic transformation agenda in priority areas including the promotion of commodity-based industrialization, natural resource management, good governance and stemming illicit financial flows. Prior to that Ms.Yinusa worked at the Economic Community for West Africa States (ECOWAS) Commission to set up the West African Electricity Regulatory Authority as an autonomous self-financed regulator of the West African Power Pool. She also worked as a financial analyst as LotusCapital Limited, an innovative asset management company based in Nigeria.Ms. Yinusa holds a Master’s of Science in Financial Economics from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom.


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  1. Sep 27

    Brussels Briefing 58: "Africa’s agriculture trade in a changing environment"

    The Brussels Briefing 58 on "Africa’s Agriculture Trade in a changing environment" takes place on 23 October 2018. This Briefing is co-organised by CTA, in collaboration with the European Commission (DG DEVCO), the ACP Secretariat, Concord, IFPRI and GIZ.