U.S. AMBASSADOR TO Nigeria & ECOWAS Republic OF cONGO; CEO-FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative & FE3DS, LLC Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee Sanders is CEO of the FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative and owns FE3DS, LLC which work on economic development, diaspora, human rights, and business strategies for Africa. She is also a Director for Africa-based VGG (an innovative-solutions oriented ICT) and Eurafric Power.Ambassador Sanders also holds a Doctorate Degree in Information Systems from Pittsburgh’s Robert Morris University(RMU), and two Masters Degrees (International Relat
U.S. AMBASSADOR TO Nigeria & ECOWAS Republic OF cONGO; CEO-FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative & FE3DS, LLC
Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee Sanders is CEO of the FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative and owns FE3DS, LLC which work on economic development, diaspora, human rights, and business strategies for Africa. She is also a Director for Africa-based VGG (an innovative-solutions oriented ICT) and Eurafric Power.
Ambassador Sanders also holds a Doctorate Degree in Information Systems from Pittsburgh’s Robert Morris University(RMU), and two Masters Degrees (International Relations/African Studies and Communications) from Ohio university.
Prior to this, she served as the U.S. Ambassador to several countries (Nigeria and Republic of Congo) and U.S. Permanent Representative to the West African Regional Organization ECOWAS. Dr. Sanders was also a former 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 National Defense University, the premier U.S. military institution for national security studies.
A noted international lecturer and writer, she has taught International and African Affairs, National Security Strategies, Conflict Resolution, and Human Cultural Communication. Her other areas of expertise are election and democratic processes, conflict resolution, food security, education, and the environment. Sanders is currently a Visiting Scholar under the CIC Woodrow Wilson Program and Adjunct Professor at RMU. Her business expertise lies in agriculture, African aviation security, housing, ICT (mobile platforms), Small-Medium Enterprises, power, and health systems.
Dr. Sanders serves on U.S. Trade Representative Africa Advisory and U.S. EXIM Africa Committees; the prestigious Academy of Diplomacy, and National Honor and Scholar society for her public policy and academic work. Sanders is a regular Africa subject matter expert for Al Jazeera, CCTV-China, and has appeared on NPR, TVOne, MSNBC, ABC’s This Week, and CNN. She is also global advisor for Africa Today TV, an Africa advisor for Operation Hope, and U.S. Director for Benin’s Songhai Integrative Farms. Her first book, “The Legendary Uli Women of Nigeria,” on the “Uli” socio-communication expression, was published last year.
Sanders’ FEEEDS® Initiative focuses on key global issues of food security, education, environment-energy, economics, development and self-help, particularly for SMEs, or what she calls the FEEEDS issues. She is the recipient of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Civilian Honor Award (highest U.S. military civilian award); three Superior Honor and four Meritorious Honor Awards from U.S. State Department; “Medal of Honor” from the President of Republic of Congo; and, several citations in Who’s Who in America.
As FEEEDS-CEO, Sanders has received several honors such as the “African Advocacy,” and “Diaspora Leader” Awards. As a philanthropist, Dr. Sanders has donated cultural works of art to the Smithsonian, and State Department’s Diplomacy Center Museum. 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://ambassadorrobinreneesanders.com.
African Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Washington, D.C, 2013: Your discussion on the long road to security sector reform in Nigeria was a great example of USG policy in action and contributed significantly to the achievements of the seminar objectives...and provide a forum that conveyed your insights to a greater USG audience.
Westminster College welcomed Woodrow Wilson Visiting Scholar Dr. Robin Sanders, the former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, for an intensive week-long visit on March 19-22, 2013.
Ambassador Sanders conducted world classes, seminars, workshops, and lectures and also met with students, African Union Group, and faculty members informally throughout the week to share her practical knowledge in the areas of foreign policy, human rights, and living in a global community.
Ambassador Sanders was a perfect fit for Westminster College. Our students had a chance to meet a world-class leader with a deep knowledge of foreign affairs, helping to create better understanding and new connections between the academic and nonacademic worlds, said Jorden, President of the Student Government Association.
Westminster College President Forsythe added: You are a wonderful speaker and teacher, and our students benefitted from your extensive experience and wisdom as a global leader.
• Africa policy and economic development, conflict resolution
• Human Cultural Communication
• National Security Issues
• Global Environmental Issues
• Small and Medium Size Enterprises interested in doing business in Africa
• Role of African signs and symbols as communication expressions
• African-Americans & the Constitution - We are part of "We the People"
• U.S. Policy
Ambassador Robin Sanders will be speaking at Robert Morris University (RMU) in Pittsburgh on the great example Africa's small...
Ambassador Sanders presents at TEDxTALK Emory on the Key Role Africa's Small & Medium Size Enterprises are playing in adv...