Accra – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday appointed dormer Deputy Foreign Minister of Ghana, Emmanuel Bombande, as his Senior Mediation Advisor in the Central African Republic (CAR).
“I am appointed Senior Mediation Advisor for the UN Mission in Central African Republic. I will assume duties Aug. 1,” Bombande, a peace-building and conflict resolution expert said.
Before becoming deputy foreign minister, Bombande had been the Special Assistant/Adviser to the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative to West Africa.
He was also Head of the UN Office for West Africa that has the mandate, among other things to enhance the contributions of the UN towards the achievement of peace and security in West Africa.
A co-founder of the West Africa Network for Peace-Building (WANEP), an organisation specialised in conflict resolution, mediation and peace-building in the West African sub-region, had a Master’s degree in Conflict Transformation from the Eastern Mennonite University-Virginia-USA.
Bombande, who stepped down from the position of Executive Director of WANEP in January 2015, has been teaching various peace building courses in different institutions including Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra, Ghana.
Bombande stepped down from the position of Executive Director of WANEP in January 2015 and since than had been teaching peace building courses in different institutions including Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra, Ghana.
Others are the University of Ghana’s Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD) and the Folke Bernadotte Academy in Sweden.
He was appointed by former Ghanaian President, John Dramani Mahama as Deputy Foreign Minister in July 2016.(NAN)