David Omozuafoh

David Omozuafoh has over 20 years of program management experience involving large multi-donor projects in Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Tanzania. His has vast experience in the field of human rights/rule of law, conflict management and peacebuilding, electoral process, transparency and accountability/ant-corruption, public sector management, legislative process, civil society, gender mainstreaming/women empowerment and donor coordination. Since 2014, Mr. Omozuafoh has served as Programme Advisor and managed the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Trust Fund contributed by 10 donors (including SIDA) and member states in support of technical assessment and peer-review efforts in AU member states. One of the key components of the assessment is the documentation and review of member states’ commitment to regional and global treaties. He leads the RSCA support for Governance and Peace and Security statics, which supports African Union member states to implement a survey on the status of governance, peace and security in their respective countries and put plans in place to make improvement. Mr. Omozuafoh recently completed a detail assignment to support the preparation of the United Nations Integrated Strategy for the Sahel Support Plan covering 10 Sahel countries. The Support Plan which has been endorsed by the UN Secretary General responds to the development challenges and opportunities in the Sahel Region. As acting UNDP Tanzania Country Director (June- October 2017), Mr. Omozuafoh provided technical assistance to the Country Office programmes and projects including a focus on the democratic governance projects, work in close partnership with the UN Technical Groups within the UNDAP II governance structure and the national partners to provide guidance and substantive inputs to project formulation and implementation. At the end of his detail assignment, the CO’s delivery had risen to 69% at the end of October from 19% in June just before his arrival. As Program Management Specialist at the UNDP Ethiopia Country Office (2010 – 2013), Mr. Omozuafoh managed and delivered the 5 year $52,000,000 Democratic Institutions Programme (DIP) with funding from 12 donors (including SIDA) and successfully backstopped the seven democratic institutions to implement the support. He helped to build a coherent, unified and strong program coordination unit with 36 staff located within the Coordination Unit and the seven democratic institutions. The program under his leadership consistently delivered an average of 95% of allocated resources of well over 10 million USD annually. Mr. Omozuafoh has been involved in treaties work such as support efforts of NGOs in Nigeria to advocate for the domestication of the Convention on Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in Nigeria, support to member states to implement the AU Charter on Statistics through the AU Strategy for the Harmonization of Statics in Africa, supported efforts of the AU Advisory Board on Corruption to facilitate ratification and domestication of the AU Charter on Preventing and Combating Corruption. Mr. Omozuafoh holds two master’s degrees; on in international law and diplomacy and one in managing peace and security in Africa. He is currently a doctoral student of peace, governance, and development at the University for Peace, Africa Program, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.