Linda Etim

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Deputy Assistant Administrator

Linda Etim was appointed as deputy assistant administrator for Africa in January 2012. In this capacity, she oversees the Office of Sudan and South Sudan Programs and the Office of East African Affairs. Prior to joining USAID, Etim served as the White House Director for Sudan, South Sudan, and East African Affairs (2009-12), where she was responsible for coordinating U.S. policy on some of the African continent’s most important challenges, including civil-military affairs, governance, economic growth and humanitarian crises in the Horn of Africa. Etim was the primary drafter of U.S. Government strategies for Sudan and Somalia. For the last 10 years, Etim has worked for the U.S. Government as a specialist in African security affairs. Etim received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in African International Affairs, French and Portuguese.

Areas of expertise:

  • Sudan and South Sudan
  • East Africa
  • Africa

Last updated: July 10, 2013

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