Aboubakar Elhadji Moutari is CIVIC’s Deputy Regional Director for the Sahel. Moutari is a senior development professional and seasoned manager with expertise in community-based development, peacebuilding, and NGO management. Moutari has comprehensive knowledge of development and peacebuilding approaches in fragile contexts with over 15 years’ experience ranging from grassroot community mobilization to senior leadership in international institutions. Throughout his career, Moutari has led and managed the implementation of programs across the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Niger, and Nigeria in the areas of food security and livelihoods, violent extremism, human rights, community resilience, child and protection, and conflict. Moutari is fluent in English, French, and proficient in Arabic. Moutari holds a University Degree in sociology (Social work) from the University of Nigeria Nsukka.