Amb. Frederic Gateretse-Ngoga

Senior Advisor for International Partnerships--PAPS, African Union

Frederic Gateretse-Ngoga is a Burundian diplomat who is currently the senior advisor on international partnerships, the AU Border Program, and regional security mechanisms in the office of the Commissioner for Political Affairs and Peace and Security of the African Union Commission. He was appointed on 16 April 2014 as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Burundi.

Before joining the African Union Mission to Somalia, Ambassador Ngoga was a regional manager for Africa with iJET Intelligence Risks, a US based provider of operational risk management solutions. He also worked as an Africa security analyst for TranSecur and for Solutions for Progress Inc in Philadelphia, where he assisted in the research for the book ‘Raise the Floor – Wages and Policies That Work for All of Us’, by Holly Sklar and Laryssa Mykyta.

With a strong interest in Institutional capacity, governance, regional and international partnerships, counter terrorism, climate peace and security, he has also worked on the crises in Libya, Sahel, Central African Republic and the Horn of Africa. In 2019 he was part of the secretariat that worked on the CAR Global Agreement for Peace and National Reconciliation signed on 6 February in Khartoum, Sudan.

He is a member of Diplomats Without Borders, a board member of the UNDP Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism in Africa project, board Member of UNDP Africa Borderlands Centre (ABC), member of the steering Committee of the Bilalo Byetu “our bridges”project of the UNDP/ElMan Center. He is also a board Member of Med-or-Foundation and a member of the International Commission on Inclusive Peace.

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