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Ugandan Kayanja to head UN Centre in Lagos

15 April 2015, 19:27Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has appointed Ronald Kayanja as the Director of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Lagos.

According to the UN, Ugandan-born Kayanja has vast experience working at the organisation.

Since November 2011, Mr. Kayanja has held the position of United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation Adviser for Communication and Information in West Africa, covering Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo working on media, communication and the use of ICTs for development in those countries.

In this role Kayanja has supported capacity building of journalists, promotion of press freedom and safety of journalists, in addition to policy dialogue with member states on the use of community media. Most recently he led UNESCO’s response to the Ebola crisis in Liberia and Sierra Leone through the use of community media.

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He also has UN mission experience, serving as Programme Officer with the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste from June 2007 until October 2011.

He worked with the UN Mission, the UN agencies, national authorities and civil society on mechanisms of strengthening the participation of media and civil society in the nascent democracy of Timor-Leste.

He has worked as a public information officer for more than 15 years, with field experience in the Philippines, the Syrian Arab Republic, Uganda, Zambia and Timor-Leste.

Prior to joining the United Nations, Mr. Kayanja was a Director at the Panos Institute, a major actor in media development and communication for development.  

- CAJ News


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