Ambassador Ireneo Namboka

Ambassador Ireneo Namboka

Ambassador Ireneo Namboka

Namboka Ireneo Omositson, Rtd. UN Staff – ( June, 2010 after 15 years of service)

Mr. Namboka participated in three United Nations peacekeeping operations: Haiti, Rwanda and Liberia. He was Desk Officer for Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia at the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR) HQ, Geneva (1998/2003. He was the Regional Programme Officer for the Southern Africa (SADC) regional office of OHCHR in Pretoria from February 2003 to June 2004. In July 2004 Mr. Namboka joined the United Nations Department for Peacekeeping (DPKO) in the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) as the Protection Advisor and served till June 2010.

Since leaving the full time United Nations service in June 2010, Mr. Namboka has maintained activities in the defense of human rights, transitional justice, peace-building through creative writing, training module designing and conference work. From March to September 2012 Mr. Namboka served as the international consultant (Advisor) to the Co-Chairmen of the Provisional Commission of reflection on national réconciliation, Guinea.

As an expert with UNITAR on the protection of civilians in post conflict- countries he developed a Training Module for serving and intending Peacekeeping military, police and civilian personnel, mainly in Africa including taking part in the documentary realized by the Government of Australia and UNITAR.

In 2008, Mr. Namboka served on special assignment as Senior Advisor to the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) in the United Nations Office for West Africa (2008) in the capacity of Head of the Human Rights and Gender Affairs division – June to October.

Mr. Namboka has conducted a wide range of workshops and seminars for government officials, police and military as well as for members of civil society/ non-governmental organisations. Currently he part of the team of trainers with the King’s College of London NGO – Africa Office based in Nairobi Kenya. Prior to joining the United Nations service Mr. Namboka served in the Uganda diplomatic service for 13 years starting in 1974 under the Idi Amin Dada regime at headquarters and abroad at the Ugandan missions in Gabon, Great Britain and France.

Mr. Namboka is an alumni of Makerere University, (BA Hon. Political Science); University of Paris I – Sorbonne Pantheon (Ėtudes du 3ème Cycle Droit – International Public); Centre d’Études Supériuères Industrielles (CESI)Aix en Provence –MA; United Nations Staff College, Turin – Italy and the United Nations University, Amaan- Jordan(Diplomas). He attended King’s College Budo, Bishop’s Senior School, Mukono in Uganda and received the specialized endurance and leadership training from the East African Outward Bound Mountain School, Loitokitok, Kenya. He is a holder of the highest Boy Scout’s badge in his country.