The Africa Progress Panel (APP) Tuesday named Max Bankole Jarrett as its new Deputy Executive Director, the panel revealed in a statement received here by PANA. On a two-year loan from the United Nation Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Mr Jarrett is said to have over 23 years of professional experience, including the United Nations, policy-oriented think tanks, and 11 years with the BBC.
'Max Bankole Jarrett joins the APP from UNECA, bringing depth of experience of both African policy issues and of communications,' the statement noted.
“We’ve known Max for a long time and enjoyed working with him very much,” Caroline Kende-Robb, APP Executive Director, said.
“Max brings a wonderful knowledge and experience of African policy issues, and we’re delighted to get his perspective.”
With his new appointment, Mr. Jarrett now moves from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Geneva, Swizerland, where the APP office is based.
“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 was quoted as saying.
Backed by its Secretariat, the Africa Progress Panel consists of 10 influential Panel Members, chaired by former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan.
The APP members advocate for shared responsibility between African leaders and their international partners to promote equitable and sustainable development for Africa.
They seek to ensure that African issues remain prominent in global development discussions, and that the requisite level of support and action is generated for African development.