Regional Programme Advisor
Brian is the Regional Programme Advisor for the UNDP’s Africa Governance and Public Administration Programme as well as Officer in Charge (ad interim) of the UNDP Africa Governance Team. Brian is based in Addis Ababa at the UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa. A constitutional lawyer by training, he practiced law as partner at Kantor and Immerman, one of the leading law firms in Zimbabwe. He was instrumental in the formation of several civil society groups, including: the national constitutional assembly; the NGO Human Rights Forum; Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition; and the Centre for Citizen Participation in the African Union (CCP-AU). Brian has served on boards of both private sector and civil society groups, including: National Foods Ltd, Workers Trust, Amani Trust; CCP-AU; Action Aid International Ghana; and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights. In 2002, he became the Founding Director of Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition and was subsequently elected chairperson of the Crisis Coalition. In 2005, Brian was appointed Pan-African Policy Manager for Action Aid International, an international anti-poverty development agency headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. Brian has served as a Consultant for several Regional Organizations, including the African Union Commission (AUC), NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency, and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).