Ediri Iruaga, Country Program Director, Partners for Development
Ediri Kingsley Iruaga is currently serving as Country Program Director Partners for Development (PfD) Nigeria. He also oversees PfD’s global microfinance portfolio. Previously Ediri served as Deputy Country Program Director in Nigeria. He was born in Delta state, Nigeria and has a Masters degree in Agronomy from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Before joining PfD, he had over seven years stints with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Winrock International and the Academy for Educational Development.
He has experience in community development, program design, implementation and evaluation with substantial focus on women and youth. He is also experienced in developing proposals, project reports and designing entrepreneurship training for micro and small enterprises and loan recipients (women and youth) in underserved and conflict areas.
His area of specialization is microfinance and business development services and he is a master trainer for a curriculum which PfD helped to develop which is entitled Nigerian Agricultural Enterprise Curriculum (NAEC), featured in many PfD projects.