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Ebrima Saidy, Chief Impact Officer at Save the Children International

Ebrima Saidy, Chief Impact Officer of Save the Children International, discusses the importance and diversity of the increasingly-prominent role of the Chief Impact Officer.

At a time when many more organisations are appointing Chief Impact Officers, we consider what the role actually does, what it entails, where Chief Impact Officers come from, and what qualifications and experience they bring with them.

In 2022, Save the Children International directly reached 48.8 million children in 116 countries around the world. They responded to 107 emergencies in 66 countries, reaching 34.4million people including 18.8million children. They also contributed to 129 significant changes and implementation of policy or legislation change related to the most marginalised and deprived groups of children in different countries, regions and internationally.

This episode is for anyone who strives for positive impact on a global scale.

About Ebrima Saidy

Ebrima Saidy is Chief Impact Officer for Save the Children International and is leading Save the Children’s Global 2022-2024 strategic goals for and with children.

He has more than 15 years experience in quality evidence-based child rights programming, emergencies and youth development. Previous Save the Children roles include Regional Program Quality, Evidence and Impact Director in Asia (2018-2022) and Deputy Country Director and Program Development & Quality Director with the Somalia Country Office (2015-2018).

Before joining Save the Children, Ebrima worked with War Child UK (2007-2015) as Country Director in Uganda. He also worked with Y Care International (2005-2007) and International Planned Parenthood Federation’s Central Office (2002-2005) in London.

Ebrima is originally from The Gambia where he worked for BAFROW The Gambia Foundation for Research on Women's Health, Productivity, and the Environment (1997-2001). He is also an Angel Investor in Young Black Entrepreneurs, and he is widely published. Ebrima has been in this role since 14 February 2022.


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