Attorney Advisor at U.S. African Development Foundation, Office of General Counsel
Nina-Belle Mbayu is the Attorney-Advisor for the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), a federal agency that provides grants and technical assistance to 100% African-owned enterprises. She has drafted and finalized contracts to fund enterprises in over a dozen countries, including Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) grantees. She also handles the legal matters for a number of USADF’s external partnerships with various African national and state governments, and private companies such as Shell, Coca Cola, MasterCard, and Bechtel. Prior to USADF, she worked for various offices of the United Nations.
Nina-Belle Mbayu is a 2016 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, having served as a staff editor at the Texas International Law Journal and a Community Service Chair for the school’s Black Law Student Association. She also received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with a concentration in International Relations, from Howard University.