Ms. Allegra Maria Del Pilar Baiocchi has been the UN Resident Coordinator for Cameroon since July 2017. Before her appointment, she held the position of Regional Representative for West and Central Africa for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Dakar, Senegal.
Agnès Okodombè is the UNV Country Coordinator for Cameroon. She was previously at UNDP Niger as a UNV Program Officer. Agnes has also worked at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Office in Yaoundé (2011-2017).
Mr. Antonio M. A. Pedro is a mineral exploration geologist with over 30 years of experience in development and management.
Apart from his contribution to the extractive industries policy in Africa, he has worked for ECA to boost the continent's structural transformation and regional integration.
Mr. Athman Mravili, is a Comoran national and holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the National School of Veterinary Medicine, Sidi Thabet, Tunisia. Since 2009, Mr. Mravili has held several positions of responsibility, notably in Sudan, Mauritania, Equatorial Guinea, and FAO's Sub Regional Office in Libreville, Gabon. He has over 20 years of experience in the areas of food security, humanitarian affairs, and livestock in Asia and Africa.
Dr. Phanuel Habimana is a doctor by training. He has 25 years of experience with WHO. Before his appointment in Cameroon, he was Chief of Health Programmes for Children, Adolescents, and Nutrition at the WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo.
Savina Ammassari holds a Ph.D. in Development Studies (University of Sussex) and a master’s in political science (University of Rome 'La Sapienza '). She has over 30 years of professional experience in more than 25 countries in Africa and Asia. She has worked for UNAIDS, UNICEF, the World Bank, UNDP, IOM, ILO, UNV, as well as for international NGOs. Ms. Ammassari is the author of several articles, discussion papers and policies, and a book on migration and development. She is fluent in English, French, German, and Italian and speaks Portuguese and Spanish.
Dr Hanafi brings more than 35 years of national and international leadership experience, of which 10 years has been in the UN system, where he has extensively worked on sustainable development, rural development, environmental protection, Investments, and natural resource management in Central Africa, Eastern Europe, as well as the Near East and North Africa regions. In January 2020, He took up the position of Head of the Central African Hub and Country Director of IFAD Country office in Yaounde (Cameroon, DRC, Congo, Gabon, Chad, Eq. Guinea, CAR and Sao Tome and Principe). He served as a country Director in Egypt from 2013 to 2017, and between 2017 and 2019, he served as IFAD Country Director of DRC and Congo in the West and Central African Division. Born in Morocco, Dr Abdelhaq Hanafi holds a PhD and MS in Agriculture from the University of Minnesota USA, Doctorate Es-Science in Agronomy from IAV Hassan II University in Morocco and DEA Biology from the Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University in Paris.
Hind Jalal is head of the UN Women Cameroon Country Office. Before joining UN Women, Ms. Hind worked for the UNFPA Regional Office for West and Central Africa in Dakar. She has also served at UNFPA's country office in Morocco as Program Specialist / Gender Equality. Hind is a Moroccan national and holds a Ph.D. in Development Law and Economics from the University of Nice, Sophia Antipolis, a Master's degree in Management from the ISCAE Morocco Institute of Commerce and Business Administration as well as a Master’s in management from University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France.
Before his appointment to Cameroon in November 2017, Jacques Boyer (France) worked in Gabon as UNICEF's Representative for Gabon and Sao Tome & Principe (2013-2017), a position he held in addition to that of Representative to the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). Previously, he served as Deputy Representative in Nigeria (2010-2013). Jacques holds a master's degree in political studies from the Institut d'études politiques de Toulouse and a bachelor's degree in art history from the Sorbonne.
Before Cameroon, Jean-Luc was Director of the UNDP in Senegal. He was also Senior Deputy Country Director for UNDP in Southern Sudan from 2016 to 2018, Senior Country Director for UNDP in Mali from 2013 to 2016, and Deputy Country Director for UNDP in Pakistan from 2010 to 2013. A French and Rwandan national, he holds a master's degree in social development from the University of the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. He is currently preparing a doctorate in political economy in the nexus between economic growth and human development.
Before joining UNHCR's mission in Cameroon in March 2017, Mr. Etien (Cote d'Ivoire) headed UNHCR's mission in the Central African Republic as a representative for four years, at a time when the country was experiencing severe political upheavals that led to the internal displacement of more than 400,000 people. He holds a doctorate in law and development economics from the University of Nice in France.
Mr. Jean-Jacques Massima-Landji, 58, has been the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) Representative for Central Africa and Madagascar since 2009, with residence in Yaoundé. Previously, he worked at the organization's headquarters in Geneva and the African Regional Organization for Satellite Communication (RASCOM). Trained as telecommunications, computer, and electronics engineer, he has more than 33 years' experience in the field of ICT and computer science.
Dr. Traoré has 21 years of experience on the African continent in emergency and recovery situations and strong expertise in public health. He was successively head of OCHA's country office in Côte d'Ivoire, Zimbabwe, and Niger and also worked in various field offices in eastern DRC, Maniema, Oriental and South Kivu provinces. Before joining the UN, he worked for several international NGOs in the DRC, Burundi, Southern Sudan, Somalia, and France. He holds a doctorate in medicine, a diploma in tropical medicine from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, and a master's degree in public health from the Université libre de Bruxelles.
Boubacar SEYBOU has nearly ten years of experience with IOM, notably as an office manager in North Kivu in the DRC and his country, Niger. He has also carried out missions to Libya and the areas affected by Boko Haram. Before joining IOM, Boubacar worked with the International Committee for the Development of Peoples (ICSPD) as a doctor in Algiers and as a local coordinator in Niger. He holds a doctorate in medicine from the University of Algiers and a post-graduate diploma (DES) in management from the International Institute of Management of Algeria.
Mr. Salah Khaled (Egypt) began his career at the United Nations in 1993 in the Operational Development Assistance Unit (ODAU). He then worked as an Operations Assistant for UNICEF's Cairo Office, before joining UNESCO in 2001 as Head of the Liaison and Procurement Unit for Iraq, based in Amman, Jordan. He served as UNESCO's representative in Southern Sudan for the countries of Maghreb, before being appointed in Yaoundé as Regional Director for the Central African region. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the American University in Cairo and a Master of Arts degree in Human Development from the Arab Academy of Alexandria, Egypt.
Ms. Siti Batoul Oussein (Comoros) has more than 25 years of development experience, with a particular focus on educational planning, reproductive health, and gender equality, along with program management to improve and expand the options of women and youth. She holds a degree in mathematics (University of Senegal), a master's degree in educational administration and planning (Paris I Sorbonne), and a master's degree in human resources planning and employment (Paris I Sorbonne).