Adia Armstrong is an Associate Program Officer for Africa at the Center for International Private Enterprise.
Armstrong’s current portfolio includes projects related to supporting the growth, accessibility, and inclusivity of the digital economy in Ethiopia and Kenya; promoting civil society engagement and private sector participation in peacebuilding in Ethiopia; working with national coalitions to create regional security and economic policies to promote peace, community resilience, and counter violent extremism in the G5 Sahel; and empowering and advocating for women to be included in forums around good governance and policy development in West Africa. Armstrong also supports the financial and operational management of the CIPE East Africa Country Office based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Prior to joining CIPE, Armstrong completed numerous internships related to international development and humanitarian assistance, as well as study abroad and research opportunities in Israel/Palestine, Cuba, Morocco, France, and Lebanon. Additionally, Armstrong holds a certificate in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning for Development Professionals, and a certificate in Project Management for Development Professionals; she is currently working towards her certificate in Financial Management for Development and Humanitarian Professionals.
Armstrong graduated Cum Laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, and minors in History and French.