Kenyan Journalist Lands UN Job
Denise A. O. Kodhe, a Kenyan Journalist, was on Thursday, February 23, appointed as a member of the African Human Security Index (AHSI) Advisory Group.
AHSI, under the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), identifies and strengthens practical linkages across the peace and security domains.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Kodhe expressed his gratitude to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
“The appointment is an honour to me, and I’m very grateful to the appointing authority,” the veteran journalist acknowledged.
Kenyan Editor and Media Manager Denise Kodhe during a past event.
UNECA noted that Kodhe being the immediate former Presiding Officer (President in French) of the African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU ECOSOCC), his knowledge and guidance would be invaluable to developing the AHSI and, therefore, highly appreciated by entities behind the Index.
The Kenyan Journalist will work with his colleagues to promote socioeconomic development, and good governance in the implementation and monitoring of Agenda 2063 and the achievement of the SDGs.
He was task with using his journalistic skills and experience to advise the African Union Commission (AUC), the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS), and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
Kodhe, who is a member of the Kenya Editors Guild, will further play an instrumental role in guiding peace and security programmes of African Human Security Index (AHSI) Advisory Group.
He will also leverage his experience as an International Journalist in peace and security to provide advisory opinions on socioeconomic development, good governance and equity in Africa.
According to UNECA’s Chief of Staff in the Office of the Executive Secretary, Sweta C. Saxena, the Advisory Group will provide necessary advisory expertise to the United Nations.
Saxena noted that the development of AHSI is a groundbreaking initiative that requires the guidance of experts in the fields of human security, governance, human rights, sustainable development, and monitoring and evaluation.
Kodhe also contributes to the Star and Standard Newspapers, writing several opinion pieces on current affairs.
Journalists at a press briefing held by Education CS George Magoha in Nairobi on Wednesday, January 6, 2021