Dr. ‘Funmi Olonisakin appointed to United Nations Advisory Group of Experts

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As African expertise in peacebuilding continues to grow, Carnegie Corporation of New York is pleased to announce that Dr. ‘Funmi Olonisakin, founding director of the African Leadership Centre at King’s College and a leading voice on peace, security and development in Africa, has been appointed to the United Nations Advisory Group of Experts conducting a review of peacebuilding architecture at the world body.

Dr. Olonisakin, one of seven members nominated by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, will help review efforts to build lasting peace in post-conflict countries, including Burundi, Central Africa Republic, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and East Timor. The group will submit its report to the General Assembly and Security Council.  The review process is likely to conclude by the end of 2015.

Carnegie Corporation of New York supports master’s degree programs and fellowships in peace, security and development at King’s College, the work of the African Leadership Centre and the African Peacebuilding Network, a project of the Social Science Research Center, as well as the SSRC’s Next Generation Socials Sciences in Africa Fellowship Program.

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard (file)
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard (file)