Francis Nguendi Ikome
Migration Governance Reform Project Advisory Board
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Francis Nguendi Ikome holds a Ph.D in international relations, with a bias in comparative political economy from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, a Master of Science in Political Science from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a Bachelor of Arts in economic and social history from the University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon. Francis is currently Chief of the Regional Integration Section in the Regional Integration and Trade Division at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) charged with leading the Commission’s work in the strategic area of Regional Integration. He formerly held a number of other positions within the ECA, including: chief of the Governance and Public Sector Management Section in the Macroeconomic Policy Division; Senior Programme Management Officer/Chief of the Office of the Deputy Executive Secretary; Technical Advisor in the AUC/ECA/AfDB Joint Secretariat Support Office (JSSO); and Governance and Public Administration Officer with the Governance and Public Administration Division. Prior to joining the ECA, Francis served as Senior Policy Officer at the African Union Commission. He is also a former academic, researcher and programme director, haven served variously as: Head of the African Conflict Prevention Programme at the Institute for Security Studies; Director of Programmes at the Institute for Global Dialogue; lecturer and external examiner at Universities in Cameroon and South Africa; and as research consultant with the Development Bank of Southern Africa and the Southern African Trust. He has published and presented papers on a wide range of issues, including on issues of national and global governance, African integration and development, and conflict prevention and management.