UN appoints Mohammed Fall Resident Coordinator in Nigeria


Mohamed Fall: UN Resident Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria.

By Fortune Abang

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has appointed a Senegalese, Mohamed Fall as its new Resident Coordinator in Nigeria.

Fall, who took up his position in February, will also serve as the Humanitarian Coordinator in the country, according to a statement by the organization on its website on Tuesday.

The UN said the appointment is in line with the Federal Government’s approval.

It said the new resident coordinator has more than 20 years of experience in development, humanitarian, and peacebuilding.

He had served as the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, where he provided oversight and guidance to 21 UNICEF Countries Offices.

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Fall was involved in the formulation and implementation of the Country Programme Documents, the UN Reform process, and engagement with the Regional and Economic Commission and African Union and the private sector.

He led the response to multiple and complex crises with massive humanitarian needs and high-security challenges.

Fall also managed the strategic review of the country documents, research and knowledge-management related activities, ensuring the results are used to inform programmes and policies.

“Before that, he served as UNICEF representative in Nigeria between 2016 and 2019, Central African Republic 2014-2016 and Mongolia 2012-2014, as their Senior Education Adviser in Haiti 2010-2012.

“(He serves) as Chief of Education in Indonesia 2006-2010 and the Democratic Republic of Congo 2003-2006. He was also temporarily assigned as Education Officer 2001-2003.”(NAN)

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