The United Nations has appointed former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioner Dr. Roselyn Akombe as the new Chief of Peacebuilding Strategy and Partnerships on Thursday, January 5, 2023.
The Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) of the UN indicated that Akombe will keep track of and evaluate events in world politics.
Akombe was honored for her competence and knowledge in management, international politics, and diplomacy. Akombe will also be in charge of operations supporting Secretary-General António Guterres’ office.
Taking to her Twitter account on January 5, 2023, Akombe expressed her appreciation for the appointment
“Grateful for the appointment to serve as Chief of Peacebuilding Strategy and Partnerships at UNDPPA.”
Akombe has been working as the Regional Coordinator for Governance and Peacebuilding at the Regional Service Centre for Africa of the UNDP in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, with additional offices in Dakar, Senegal, and Nairobi, Kenya.
She held the role for two years, until December 2022.
Following her employment at IEBC, Roselyn instantly became the face of the commission. Her roles in the commission included training field officers, addressing press conferences, reporting to the chairman and CEO of the commission, among other roles to ensure credibility and fairness in Kenyan elections.
On 18 October 2017, Akombe resigned from her position as a commissioner of the IEBC during a time when the country was in a political crisis following the Supreme Court nullification of the 2017 Kenyan General Elections.
Akombe formerly served as Deputy Director in the Policy and Mediation Division before joining the IEBC in time for the 2017 General Election. After more than three years of international service, she arrived back in Kenya in early February 2021.
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