Kevin Adomayakpor is NDI’s resident director in Cote d’Ivoire. Adomayakpor has nearly 20 years of experience as a civil society organizer and program director. He has worked with West African civil society groups in Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire, and Guinea-Bissau. Adomayakpor holds a state diploma in social work and community development from Senegal, and a master’s degree in political economy and sociology from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.
Adomayakpor has earned the reputation as a well-respected leader and manager, with an ability to implement multi-faceted international development projects in West Africa. Most recently, Adomayakpor served as resident program manager for a Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS)-funded Côte d’Ivoire program where he guided the Civil Society Platform for Election Observation of Côte d’Ivoire (Plateforme de la Société Civile pour l'Observation Electorale en Côte d’Ivoire - POECI) to plan and implement a parallel vote tabulation (PVT) observation during the 2015 presidential elections. Experienced in providing technical and strategic advice to program partners on electoral issues, he is poised to guide POECI and community-based grassroots partners through upcoming electoral events in Côte d’Ivoire.