Max Bankole Jarret Joins the African Progress Panel

african progress panelGENEVA, Switzerland, January 28, 2014/ The Africa Progress Panel welcomes Max Bankole Jarrett, who joins the Secretariat as its Deputy Executive Director, increasing the organisation’s depth and knowledge of African policy issues, especially. On a two-year loan from the UN Economic Commission for Africa, Mr Jarrett has over twenty three years of professional experience, including the United Nations, policy-oriented think tanks, and 11 years with the BBC.

“We’ve known Max a long time and enjoyed working with him very much,” Caroline Kende-Robb, Executive Director, said. “Max brings a wonderful knowledge and experience of African policy issues, and we’re delighted to get his perspective.” Mr Jarrett moves to Geneva from Addis Ababa.

 “I’m excited to have this new challenge. The Africa Progress Panel has been at the cutting edge of African public policy issues, and this is a terrific team,” Mr Jarrett said.

 Set to explore innovative financing methods for investment in Africa’s agriculture, investment, and energy sectors, the 2014 Africa Progress Report is due for publication in May. Backed by its Secretariat, the Africa Progress Panel consists of ten influential Panel Members, chaired by former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan.

 About the Africa Progress Panel (APP)

Chaired by Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, the ten-member Africa Progress Panel ( advocates at the highest levels for equitable and sustainable development in Africa. The Panel releases its flagship publication, the Africa Progress Report, every year in May. 

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