2017 World Fellow Melvis M. Ndiloseh will present a talk as part of the “World Fellows Unplugged” lecture series.
Melvis Ndiloseh is CEO of the Foundation for Peace and Solidarity, a Cameroon-based non-profit outfit with catchment and outreach operations across Africa which works to reconcile conflict-ridden communities through human rights and peace education. The organization also runs a pioneering flagship international training program on civilian peace support operations with the goal of building and consolidating effectively deployable African human resource capacity for conflict management and humanitarian operations across the continent. At the international level, Ndiloseh is a highly solicited independent consultant/expert on human rights, electoral governance and peace, with viable international consultancy experiences with supranational organizations such as the African Union, UNECA, EU and IIDEA - helping to advise and elaborate future-proofed policies and programmes. She recently completed a two-year mandate as member of the Technical Committee of the Tana Forum on Peace and Security in Africa. She also works at the core of Cameroon’s diplomacy, serving as the youngest and lone female English-speaking Senior Lecturer at the prestigious International Relations Institute of Cameroon (IRIC), where many diplomats from African countries are trained; and as a visiting professor in other African universities where she regularly lectures on the African human rights system, peace and security issues—lighting the path for change and mentoring/coaching hundreds of graduate students and aspiring diplomats.
All talks will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, (55 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven). The talks are open to the public.