Fatima Kyari Mohammed of Nigeria becomes new Permanent Observer for African Union

Fatima Kyari Mohammed of Nigeria becomes new Permanent Observer for African Union

Fatima Kyari Mohammed of Nigeria becomes new Permanent Observer for African Union

Written by Staff Writer

01 Apr, 2018 | 7:07 pm

Nigeria’s Fatima Kyari Mohammed presented her letter of appointment as the new Permanent Observer of the African Union to the United Nations, to UN Secretary-General António Guterres on 23rd of March.

Prior to her appointment, she was a Senior Special Adviser to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, where her work mainly focused on peace and security, regional integration and organizational development.

During her illustrious career she has worked as an Executive Director at West Africa Conflict and Security Consulting and as Program Manager at the European Union Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS.

Further, she worked as a Regional Project Manager for Security Policy Projects in West Africa with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

She holds a Master of Arts in peace, security, development and conflict transformation from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and a master’s degree in sustainable economic development from the United Nations University of Peace.

She studied at the European University where she successfully completed her Masters in Business Administration.

Further, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from the Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria.

She co-founded and was a coordinator of the LikeMinds Project in Nigeria and was elected as an African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security in Addis Ababa.


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