Ms. Eziakonwa will succeed Abdoulaye Mar Dieye of Senegal who has assumed the role of Director for UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, the statement said.
Until her latest appointment, Ms Eziakonwa served in several capacities at the UN over several years, most recently as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ethiopia since 2015.
Before that, she served as Resident Coordinator in Uganda and Lesotho, and held several posts with the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
She was also Chief of the Africa Section in New York and served in a number of field duty stations (Liberia, Sierra Leone), the statement said.
She also worked for the UN Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Public Information in New York.
Before joining the United Nations, Ms. Eziakonwa held a series of senior positions with civil society organisations in Africa.
She holds a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York, with a focus on Economic and Political Development, as well as a bachelor’s of Education degree, English and Literary Studies from the University of Benin, Nigeria. SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇