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Fidel Budy

Internal Advisor

Country: Liberia
External Title: PhD candidate, Aberystwyth Universit

Background

After completing his Bachelors, Fidel spent two years working in Liberia. Firstly as a radio producer for the state broadcaster and then marketing manager of a commercial bank. His exposure to social and health inequality led him to return to the UK to undertake a Public Health masters in International Development with the University of Sheffield. Whilst writing his master’s thesis on the geopolitics of development aid, Fidel recognised the influence of natural resources, especially land, on investment and aid allocations in Africa. Thus he has embarked on a research project exploring the impact of investments in land conversion from food to biofuels production on rural communities in Africa.

Why GHNGN

During my Master’s training at the University of Sheffield and whilst serving as President of the Public Health Society of the University I attended the first GHNGN conference in Barcelona. I joined the GHNGN team to help create a support network to ensure the voice of young professionals in global health.

Responsibility

I advise the Finance and Funding team on fiscal issues and provide guidance on finance and funding applications and expenditure. I support the team to research, analyse, forecast, develop strategies, prepare reports and perform other fiscal related activities. I ensure that the Network comply with European and international financial Laws.

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