JOHN O. KAKONGE is currently president of the Association of Former
International Civil Servants of the United Nations (AFICS) in Kenya. He has
served as Kenya Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva.
Previously he was UNDP/UN Resident Coordinator in a number of African
countries, including Lesotho, Liberia, The Gambia and Rwanda. He has published
scholarly and policy papers and book chapters on environmental and sustainable
development issues and holds degrees from the universities of Nairobi, Howard
(USA) and Cambridge (UK). He is also a Fellow of Oxford University and an
Associate Research Scholar of Yale University.