Dr Roselyn AKombe has been appointed as the Chief of Peacebuilding Strategy and Partnerships at the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA).
DPPA is a United Nations (UN) body based in the United States tasked with efforts to prevent déadly conflįct and build sustainable peace around the world.
DPPA is also an agile platform for crisįs response, capable, with the assent of countries concerned, of rapidly deploying mediators and other peacemaking expertise worldwide and cooperating closely with regional organizations on the frontlines of conflicts.
“Grateful for the appointment to serve as Chief of Peacebuilding Strategy and Partnerships at UNDPPA. Love this beautiful view of New York City from my office, despite the cloudy & cold weather. Always grateful to God for his blessings,” Akombe tweeted on Thursday.
DPPA monitors and assesses global political developments with an eye to detecting potential crises and devising effective responses. The Department provides support to the Secretary-General and his envoys in their peace initiatives, as well as to UN political missions around the world.
Dr AKombe is the immediate former Regional Governance and Peacebuilding Coordinator at the UNDP Regional Service Center for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
With over twenty years of leadership experience at the national, regional and international levels, Dr Akombe previously worked for the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs where she served as the Deputy Director in the Policy and Mediation Division.
She has extensive knowledge of the African region, having served at national capacity as a Commissioner with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya and as an Economist with the African Union.
Dr Akombe also served as a Senior Electoral Officer at the United Nations Election Observation Mission in Burundi.
She holds a Master’s and PhD degrees in Global Affairs (Political Economy) from Rutgers University, United States, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nairobi.