Mr. Cheick Oumar TANGARA, Program manager
Graduated from Michigan State University (MSU), school of Agricultural Food and Resources Economics (AFRE) in 2014 in Agricultural Business Management with Specialization in Economics Policy. Before, going to the US, Mr. Tangara study Economics at the Lycee technique de Bamako and received and general university degree in Economics from the Faculty of Science Economics and Management.
During his time at MSU, he worked as student assistant on many grants with the research group named (Food Security Group) which aims is to strengthen economics development in developing countries principally in Mali through food security, Agricultural development, sustainability’s and economics empowerment of vulnerable population.
Indeed, he founded the African Student Leadership Association (ASLA) and presided for two term one year renewable once. This association was composed with 60 African students from 20 different countries with a $30,000 yearly budget. Under his leadership, over 60 students have received training in diplomacy, leadership, and African economics development policy with most international institutions in Washington DC.
After his graduation, he spent a year as Bambara tutor for 15 graduate students (PhD and Master). Then with the food bank for New York City, he started in 2016 as specialist in poverty and 6 months later was promoted as coordinator of financial empowerment for the areas of Queens. At the end of 2017 he decided to come back home (Mali) to invest his knowledge and experience to serve his beloved country. Then, he was hired as Financial and Administrative Coordinator with the University Clinical Research center (UCRC).