A Nigerian, Chinedu Moghalu, has been appointed the Senior Communications Specialist/Head, Communications and Advocacy for Africa Risk Capacity/United Nations World Food Programme, based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Moghalu, in his new position, is expected to facilitate the Africa Risk Capacity’s efforts in responding to the challenges of climate change and natural disaster risk management through strategic communications to Member States and the global community in a way that ensures commitment and boosts resource mobilization.
Before his appointment, Moghalu had at various times served as the Regional Head of Nigeria Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) for Southeast and Delta State, Nigeria. He was also once the Head of Corporate Communications Division at the headquarters, Abuja.
Moghalu holds degrees in Political Science and Law from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and University of Lagos. He also holds a master’s degree in Communications for Development.
Moghalu is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), International Bar Association (IBA), International Public Relations Association (IPRA) and also sits in the Board of the Chigari Foundation.
Prior to working at NEXIM Bank, Moghalu had over a decade career with various United Nations agencies; such as the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Global Funds for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
The Africa Risk Capacity where Moghalu has just been appointed is a Specialised Agency of the African Union that provides African sovereigns with capacity building services for early warning, contingency planning and risk finance towards protecting the livelihoods of their vulnerable citizens against the impact of natural disasters through home-grown, cost-effective, innovative, timely and sustainable solutions.