Banda Ndiaye has 30 years’ experience in sub-Sahara Africa in the areas of nutrition, public health and international development. His work in public health and nutrition ranges from extensive experience in community health and nutrition programs implementation and management. His passionate about community nutrition and has worked with the Ministry of Health and NGOs with intensive and long standing experience in the area of community health and nutrition. Mr. Ndiaye is currently working with the Nutrition International as the Deputy Regional Director Health, Africa after setting-up the Micronutrient office in Senegal and coordinated its expansion to Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso to become the Sahel office. Mr. Ndiaye started his training in public health nursing at the National Nursing School of Dakar, and graduated as a registered nurse. He received his Master’s Degree in International Development at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA and pursuing his PhD in the same area. Mr. Ndiaye received a 2013 Nutrition Champion Award, offered jointly by the DFID-funded research consortium Transform Nutrition, in partnership with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the Scaling-up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. The award recognizes the 'unsung heroes' of global nutrition.