Faten Aggad-Clerx is the Head of the African Institutions Programme at the European Centre for Development Policy Management in Maastricht. She is also a member of the Management Team.
Faten holds a Masters degree in International Relations, with a specialization in African Affairs, from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Throughout her career she has mainly worked in Africa and on Africa issues with a focus on governance and development.
Before joining ECDPM, she was a researcher and trainer on the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) at the South African Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg (SAIIA); a national consultant on regional integration and development for the Africa Forum under the leadership of former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano; A UNDP-contracted consultant for the Africa Forum in Pretoria and Maputo and a North Africa interim program coordinator at the Africa Institute of South Africa (SAIIA).