Beatrice Mategwa

Beatrice Mategwa is a broadcast journalist with Pan-African experience currently covering South Sudan, a country where a sudden eruption of conflict in mid-December 2013 cast a shadow on the potential for positive growth. In her job at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, where she heads an Audio Visual team of videographers and photographers, her expertise lies in how conflict impacts communities. Beatrice previously worked in Sudan, covering the North-South Peace deal, before a referendum led to the split of the country and the formation of South Sudan. She was Producer and Head of Television for the United Nations Mission in Sudan from 2005 to mid-2011. In this capacity,…

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Christopher Lockyear

Christopher Lockyear is Secretary General of M√©decins Sans Fronti√®res (Doctors Without Borders), where he directs MSF's offices around the globe. Before this he was Director of Operations for Action Against Hunger, the leader of the global movement to end life-threatening hunger. Previously, he was Operations Manager at M√©decins Sans Fronti√®res (MSF) where he was responsible for the strategy and implementation of MSF‚Äôs humanitarian response and staff in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and South Sudan, managing around 3000 people. Chris started his humanitarian career in 2005 as a Water and Sanitation Engineer in Darfur, Sudan. Since then, he has lead operations across Africa and Asia including in Somalia, Pakistan, South Sudan, Chad,…

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Kamal Amakrane

Kamal currently leads the Global Centre for Climate¬†Mobility, advancing various regional initiatives, including the Africa Climate¬†Mobility Initiative, a joint undertaking by the AU, UN and the World Bank to¬†address climate-forced migration & displacement in¬†the continent. He also¬†spearheads the Rising Nations Initiative, a UN Member States-led initiative¬†focused on protecting the¬†statehood & sovereignty of Pacific atoll island¬†countries facing existential threat from rising sea level. Kamal has been a faculty member of Columbia University since¬†2018, where he co-chairs the University‚Äôs Climate Mobility¬†Network and works on¬†advancing efforts to address climate forced migration. In 2018, he directed the¬†Migration Consensus¬†Initiative at the Columbia University Global Policy¬†Initiative. During the intergovernmental negotiations for the Global Compact¬†for Migration (GCM),…

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Njoya Tikum

Njoya Tikum is Manager of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Office for West and Central Africa-Dakar-Senegal. Prior to this, he served as Regional Manager for East and Southern Africa at United Nations Volunteers (UNV). Njoya led the UNV's East and Southern Africa organizational transformation and established an entirely new and effective regional team and operation in 23 countries. Before this, he served with UNDP in different capacities, including as Regional Policy and Programme Advisor on Anti-Corruption and Economic Governance and as Regional Youth Programme Coordinator at UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa. Njoya served ad-interim in UNDP Liberia, in South Sudan as Country Programme Specialist in the UNDP…

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Lumumba Di-Aping

Lumumba Di-Aping is a Sudanese diplomat and has served in the Sudan Mission to the United Nations since 2008. Lumumba has dedicated his career in both the public and private sectors to addressing the inequality that hinders the development of the Global South. Starting as a strategy consultant and investment banker at Greenwich Capital, from 2006 to 2012, he served as Ambassador and Deputy Head of the Sudan mission to the United Nations. During that tenure, he was Lead Negotiator for Developing Countries on Energy, Environment, Trade and Global Governance and Chairman of the G77+China group of 132 developing nations and led the block's negotiation on reform of the International…

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