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Mr Théophane Nikyèma is the Executive Director of The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) since 1st August 2013. He has over 20 years of experience of international development and children rights, having served in leadership positions within the United Nations System in Africa (Mali, Uganda, Senegal, Rwanda, Tanzania, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Burundi) and in Asia (Vietnam and Nepal).

His previous appointments include UNICEF Representative a.i. to Mali (2012), UNDP Resident Representative, UN Resident Coordinator, Designated Official, and Humanitarian Coordinator to Uganda (2006-2012), UNICEF Deputy Regional Director for West and Central Africa (2003-2006), and UNICEF Representative to Rwanda (2000-2003).

He holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from the Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal and a Master’s of Business Administration from the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management of Claremont Graduate University, USA.