Daouda HAMADOU – FESP Mentor






Daouda HAMADOU is an IT engineer with 15 years of experience in the field of technology. He has worked for major telecom and mining companies in Niger. He resigned his job to start his own company NOVATECH in 2014 specializing in computer network, server, cloud, web and mobile applications, training, energy, electronics and consulting services. He also specializes in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Business Development, Business Plan Writing, Strategie Marketing, Leadership.

Daouda has benefited from numerous leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship programs including the Give One Project Global Leadership Program in Washington, USA, the Young African Leadership Initiative in the USA at Darmouth College in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Business. He is also the winner of the first edition of Young Leader Africa-France from Agence Française de Developpement in France in 2017. He is also one of the winner of first business plan competition in Niger with a prize of $15,000 from Niger Chamber of Commerce and World Bank.

Daouda leads a team of 10 people in its company NOVATECH. He is a consultant for UNICEF, UNDP, FAO, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the European Union, World Health Organization (WHO) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Daouda has coaching and mentored hundreds of young people in Africa in training and coaching in Leadership, Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Business.

His last consulting mission was Entrepreneur Support Specialist for African Development Bank (AfDB) in 2019 when he supported 100 teams at the #AfricaVsVirus(http://top100.africavsvirus.com) competition organized by the African Development Bank where 25 000 participants applied and 20 teams will be accompanied with financial support of about USD 400,000.

Daouda also works for the U.S. State Department as a TechCamp Trainer (https://techcamp.america.gov/bios/daouda-hamadou/)

Daouda appeared in Forbes Africa magazine at: https://forbesafrique.com/daouda-hamadou-un-entrepreneur-engage/


Sector Experience

  • Agriculture
  • Commerce
  • Education & Training
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Health services
  • Import / Export
  • Industrial Production
  • Logistics Services
  • Media & Communication
  • Mining
  • Telecommunications services



  • Business Development and Administration
  • Accounting for Startups and Financial Management
  • Fundraising and Investor Relations
  • Customer Acquisition and Retention
  • Product Design and Development
  • Business Leadership
  • Sales and Business Development
  • Business Management Tools(software and online tools to automate business management)
  • Design Thinking
  • Innovation
  • Human Centered Design Approach
  • Lean Startup Methodology
  • Agile Methodology


Links for Daouda HAMADOU:
- http://dickey.dartmouth.edu/people/daouda-hamadou

- https://www.irex.org/people/daouda-hamadou

- http://www.forbesafrique.com/Daouda-Hamadou-un-entrepreneur-engage_a1527.html

- http://www.africafrance.org/programmes/young-leaders-edition-2017/

- https://techcamp.america.gov/bios/daouda-hamadou/

- www.linkedin.com/in/daouda-hamadou-544b2165