The Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development (SCDDD), The Stimson Center, Global Challenges Foundation, Together First and UN2020, are jointly hosting formally an E-consultation for UN75 African Region, to which governance and policy experts, peace and security experts and civil society activists have been invited.
Selonnes Consult MD/CEO Mr Oseloka H. Obaze is among the select governance and policy experts invited to participate in the virtual e-consultations.
These e-consultations, are broken into three parts of two weeks each, to discuss a particular segment. The segment commencing (March 30 – April 12), shall deal largely with the Enhancement of Security and Peacebuilding: The Africa’s Regional Perspective. The e-consultations as well as the Dialogue proper, scheduled for June 11-13, 2020 in Abuja – Nigeria, would both seek to establish the perspective by Africa for the future it wants and the United Nations the Global Community needs, to address the multifaceted challenges of mankind.
Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development will host, in Abuja, June 11-13, the UN75 Regional Dialogue during which Africa’s perspective on the future we want and the UN we need, is expected to be framed out.
The e-consultations, through which more ideas and recommendations for the repositioning the UN beyond its initial 75 years, is expected to contribute to the articulation of ideas that can be fed into the Political Declaration which world leaders are expected to issue during the commemorative session of UNGA 74, in New York on September 21, 2020.
Meanwhile those experts involved in the e- consultations are charged with the following initial mandate:
“a) In reviewing the issue of peace, security and justice in Africa, what structures are utilized within communities and who are the main actors or players? How are these structures integrated for nationally focused attention and attainment of effective security, peace and justice? How can such structures be innovated as veritable partnership with global-national rule-based system such as the UN and African Union to embrace the community and traditional structures for sustainable peace using a “whole of the society-approach” methodology? How has Africa benefited from the UN, in conflict management and peacebuilding processes? What gaps must be reviewed for improvement?
“b) What are the best (both global and regional) practices to preventing the outbreak, escalation, continuation, and recurrence of conflict in the region? What can we learn from practical experiences in Africa and elsewhere with a view to more effective peacebuilding and sustaining peace in all their dimensions?”
Mr. Obaze is the former Secretary to the State Government of Anambra State, Nigeria from 2012 to 2015 - MD & CEO, Oseloka H. Obaze. Mr. Obaze also served as a former United Nations official, from 1991-2012, and as a former member of the Nigerian Diplomatic Service, from 1982-1991.
Selonnes Consult Ltd. is a Strategic Policy, Good Governance and Management Consulting Firm, founded by Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze who served as Secretary to Anambra State Government from 2012-2015; a United Nations official from 1991-2012 and a Nigerian Foreign Service Officer from 1982-1991.