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Dr. Ishiyaku Mohammed is head of the Conditional Grants Scheme (CGS) for the Federal Government of Nigeria. He coordinates a broad range of stakeholders to promote, evaluate, and monitor grants from the federal government to states for investment in primary healthcare and water and sanitation. Formerly, he assisted in the introduction of a virtual poverty fund dedicating some $750 million annually to pro-poor investments, and assisted in the design of a groundbreaking monitoring and evaluation framework. A veterinarian by profession, he has helped guide agricultural research and planning in Nigeria for over a decade. He was previously the director of the Doma Educational Development Foundation, a nongovernmental organization he helped found to provide refresher courses for primary school teachers in Gombe. He is a Fellow of the third class of the African Leadership Initiative-West Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Dr Mohammed has served as Senior Technical Adviser to 2 Ministers of Environment and was involved in the successful issuance of Nigeria's first and second sovereign Green Bonds. Dr Mohammed currently serves as Special Adviser to Gombe State Governor and overseas Budget, Planning and Development Partner Coordination. He is also on the Technical Working Group of the North East Governors forum which is a platform of 6 Governors of North Eastern Nigeria. He is currently guiding the preparation of a 10 year development plan for Gombe State as well as the North East regional master plan. He is a trustee of the Center for Policy Research and Policy Solutions , a think tank based in Abuja Nigeria. He is married with 2 children.