Ambassador Sanders' Bio & Linkin Profile


Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee Sanders served as one of the U.S. Government’s top diplomats on African issues over a long career in the United States Diplomatic Corps reaching senior positions ranging from Ambassador to the Republics of Nigeria, Republic of Congo, two stints – NSC Director for Africa at the White House, and U.S. Permanent Representative to the West African Regional Organization ECOWAS. Dr. Sanders received her doctor of science degree in information systems and communications from Pittsburgh’s Robert Morris University, where she also holds the title of Distinguished Public Service & Rooney Scholar. Sanders is also a Gallup Senior Scientist. The Ambassador also holds MA and MS degrees from Ohio University; and, a BA from Hampton University. She is a recognized Africa Region thought-leader on subjects ranging from Africa's SMEs, trade, political, economic, and technology issues as well as US-Africa policy, security (e.g. Boko Haram, Al Shabab). Her work also focuses on the region’s thematic topics such as the Africa Diaspora and SMEs, SDGs, food security, democracy/elections, education and climate change. She has testified before the U.S. Congress on many of these topics.  

Her advisory firm is divided into two parts: The FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative and FE3DS, LLC. FEEEDS focuses on Africa economic development, Diaspora, Entrepreneurship/SMEs issues. FEEEDS also advises several organizations; co-hosts an annual Africa event with Gallup World Poll; and publishes @The FEEEDS Index, which features Gallup World Poll Africa development data. Sanders' national security expertise is based on her work at the White House; as Deputy Commandant-Eisenhower College, at the National Defense University, the U.S. military's premier institution for military and strategic studies; her diplomatic postings; and her work on global issues.  She is sought after by media such as Al Jazeera, China Global Television, VOA, CNN and premier Nigerian television networks such as Channels TV, ARISE TV, and TVC for her Africa policy, development and security expertise. FE3DS, LLC provides business strategies on Africa trade, technology, power, renewables, aviation, affordable housing and aviation.

Dr. Sanders also is a recognized philanthropist giving notable works to the Smithsonian Museum of Africa Art (NMAA), particularly praise-worthy pieces Liberal Women Protest March, and Hunters in the Rainforest  (NMAA’s permanent collection); State Department’s Diplomacy Museum, Hampton University Museum, and RMU Public Arts Collection. She supports the Ambassador Robin Renee Sanders-iho Geneva Sanders and the Sanders-Spear named endowments supporting tuition assistance for at-risk students at Morgan State University and RMU. Ambassador Sanders is a National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) founding donor under the 2015 Society and is also a member of the Harriet Tubman Legacy Society. 
Awards & Key Memberships: U.S. military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff Civilian Honor Award, Medal of Honor Republic of Congo, six State Department awards (Superior & Meritorious); Member - U.S. Trade Representative Africa Committee, the prestigious American Academy of Diplomacy & American College of National Security Leaders of former senior U.S. Government officials, National Society of Scholars for her public policy & academic work. Sanders, as CEO-FEEEDS, serves on several non-profit and corporate boards and has received several leadership awards for her advocacy on Africa, and for Africa Diaspora, and Africa small business/SME issues.

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