Ambassador Robin Renee Sanders Biography
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Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee Sanders former U.S. Ambassador To Nigeria, ECOWAS, Republic Of Congo, Director For Africa National Security Council At The White House; Currently CEO-FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative & FE3DS,LLC & Distinguish Public Service Scholar, Robert Morris University
Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee Sanders is CEO- FEEEEDS Advocacy Initiative and owns FE3DS, LLC which work on economic development, Africa diaspora, ICT, and business strategies for Africa. She holds a Doctorate of Science degree in Information Systems and Communications. Prior to founding FEEEDS/FE3DS, she served as a senior career U.S. Diplomat and the U.S. Ambassador to several countries (Nigeria and Republic of Congo), U.S. Permanent Representative to the West African Regional Organization ECOWAS, and as Africa Director at the National Security Council at the White House. As an academic while serving in the U.S. Diplomatic Service, Dr. Sanders was the International Affairs Advisor and Deputy Commander of the Eisenhower Resource College of the U.S. military's premier National Defense University.
A noted international lecturer, writer, and thought-leader on Africa, she has taught International and African Affairs, National Security Strategies, Strategic and Cultural Communications, and Conflict Resolution.
Her other areas of expertise are election and democratic processes, smart food security-environment systems, education, and the environment. Dr. Sanders is currently a Visiting Scholar CIC Woodrow Wilson Program, and Distinguished Public Service Scholar at Robert Morris University. Her business expertise is in, aviation security, affordable housing, ICT, Africa media, Small-Medium Enterprises, power and oil sector reforms. Dr. Sanders serves on U.S. Trade Representative Africa Advisory Committee; former Chairwoman of U.S. EXIM Africa Committee; and is a member of the prestigious Academy of Diplomacy of former senior U.S. Government officials and Ambassadors. She is a regular Africa subject matter expert for Al Jazeera, China TV, and has appeared on NPR, MSNBC, CNBC, ABC’s This Week, CNN, and Bloomberg. She also served as part of an international election observer mission to Nigeria's 2015 elections.
Ambassador Sanders also holds Masters of Art and Masters of Science degrees in International Relations, Africa Studies, and Communications, respectively from Ohio University; and, a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Hampton University. She is U.S. Director of Songhai Smart Food Security-Environment Project. Her FEEEDS® Initiative focuses on the key global issues of food security, education, environment-energy, economics, development and self-help, particularly for SMEs, or what she calls the FEEEDS issues, and it publishes @the FEEEDS Index. She is a RMU trustee, Operation HOPE Africa Advisor, and author of "Legendary Uli Women of Nigeria" on the “Uli” socio-communication expression. Dr. Sanders is the recipient of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff Civilian Honor Award; three Superior Honor and four Meritorious Honor Awards from the U.S. State Department; the “Medal of Honor” from the President of Republic of Congo; and is cited in Who’s Who in America. As CEO-FEEEDS, Sanders has received the “African Advocacy Impact,” “Diaspora Leader,” and "Diplomatic Leade" Awards. She is a member of the U.S. National Scholar Society for her public policy and academic work.
Ambassador Sanders articles can be found: www.blogitrrs.blogspot.com, www.huffingtonpost.com, follow on www.twitter.com/@rrsafrica; visit the FEEEDS and FE3DS website at http/:www.ambassadorrobinreneesanders.com.
60 year-old Congo Kuba Cloth from Dr. Sanders' collection