Abdarahmane Wone joined TrustAfrica as Communications Officer in November 2018. He is an experienced journalist and a strategic communications specialist who has been engaged in a full spectrum of communications roles and activities for over two decades, both within and outside Africa. He has worked with key players, sectors and organizations implementing programmes for the benefit of the African Social Science community and for the people of Africa at large. Prior to joining TrustAfrica, he was the head of the Communication Unit of CODESRIA for seven years (2011-2018).
As one of the leading Human Rights activists in his country, Mauritania, Abda has been involved in promoting human rights and good governance for more than twenty years. In 2008, Abda Wone joined the Brooklyn, NY- based CBO, CAMBA, Inc and worked and taught US culture, ESL and Job readiness and professional development to diverse groups of migrant students and job seekers. Prior to being resettled in the United States in 2000, Abdarahmane was a reporter for the Senegalese newspaper, Sud Quotidien.
Abdarahmane Wone received a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Political Sciences at SUNY Buffalo (summa cum laude), graduate degree in Journalism and Communications (DESJ) from ISSIC, and a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University.