Dr. Roselyn Akombe has been appointed the Chief of Peacebuilding Strategy and Partnerships at the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs in New York. In this capacity, she leads a team in the Peacebuilding Support Office that works to enhance UN system capacities to deliver on peacebuilding and sustaining peace.
The team also supports development of data standards and analysis tools in the area of peacebuilding to support advocacy and planning purposes at the field level – including on conflict prevention and risk analysis. The team also hosts the joint Secretariat on Youth, Peace and Security (YPS), which coordinates UN system initiatives on the YPS agenda, together with UNFPA and in close collaboration with the Office of the SG’s Envoy on Youth and increase coherence and collaboration across the UN system, in particular the UN Development System, in support of efforts to build and sustain peace, including through coherent strategies, policies, partnerships and guidance.
She leads on the implementation of the 2017 UN World Bank Partnership Framework for Crisis-Affected Situations and coordinates closely with UN Agencies in providing liaison, advisory and programmatic support to UN Resident Coordinators and field missions to develop strategic partnerships with the World Bank across the humanitarian-development-peacebuilding nexus, with a view to maximizing the collective impact of the two institutions in prevention and peacebuilding.