29 August 2019

Secretary-General Appoints Violet Kakyoma of Uganda as UN Resident Coordinator in Chad

The UN Secretary-General has appointed Violet Kakyoma of Uganda as the UN Resident Coordinator in Chad, with the host government’s approval.

Ms. Kakyomya brings more than 20 years working experience with the United Nations and Civil Society in her home country before she joined the UN. She is currently UN Resident Coordinator in Madagascar. Before assuming this position, she served as United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative in Malawi and in Guinea Bissau (2012-2016). Before that she held several leadership positions at the UN Development Programme (UNDP) including as Deputy Resident Representative in Cameroon (2010 – 2012) as Programme Advisor at the UNDP Regional Office (2008 to 2010), in the Republic of Congo as Deputy Resident Representative (2004 -2008) and Assistant Resident Representative in Mozambique (2001 – 2004) . Before joining the United Nations, she worked her home country of Uganda with Water Aid and with the Uganda Community Based Association for Child Welfare.

She holds a diploma in organizational leadership from Said Business School of the University of Oxford United Kingdom, a Master’s Degree from the University of London, London School of Economics as well as a Bachelor’s Degree from Makerere University in Uganda.