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Presented By: Weiser Diplomacy Center

Africa 2021, Where do we go from here?

Dr. Roselyne Akombe in conversation with Ambassador Susan D. Page

Dr. Roselyn Akombe Dr. Roselyn Akombe
Dr. Roselyn Akombe
IEDP in partnership with International Policy Student Association presents Ambassador Susan D. Page in conversation with Dr. Roselyne Akombe about her new role at the United Nations as the Governance and Peacebuilding Regional Coordinator at UNDP's Regional Service Centre for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She is transitioning from the Chief of Policy role at the Policy and Mediation Division, Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs at the United Nations in New York. She's originally from Kenya and in 2017 briefly served as a Commissioner of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) before rejoining the UN.

Ambassador Susan D. Page a former diplomat, joined the Ford School faculty, and the Weiser Diplomacy Center in 2020 as a Professor of Practice in International Diplomacy. She also serves as a Professor from Practice at the Law School. Page has served the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the United Nations, and non-governmental organizations in senior roles for decades, across East, Central, and Southern Africa, and in Haiti and Nepal. Page was the first U.S. ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan and served as deputy assistant secretary of State for African Affairs, covering Central and Southern Africa, and Sudan; legal adviser to the IGAD-led peace process that resulted in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) for Sudan. Page also served as Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Haiti and Head of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH). Among her many roles, she was attorney-adviser for Politico-Military Affairs in the State Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser, USAID regional legal advisor in Kenya and Botswana covering East and Southern Africa, and political officer in Rwanda.
Dr. Roselyn Akombe Dr. Roselyn Akombe
Dr. Roselyn Akombe

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