Former Head of UNIDO operations in Sierra Leone, Dr. Stephen Bainous Kargbo (in photo), has started work at the UNIDO Regional Office in Ethiopia following a competitive and rigorous selection process. The office in Ethiopia headed by a UNIDO Representative and Regional Director covers the four countries of Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi and also works collaboratively with the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Community of Africa (UNECA).

As the most senior Industrial Development Officer/expert and second-in-command in the regional office, Dr. Kargbo is expected to provide expert support in the development of policies and programmes designed to accelerate sustainable industrial development in his four-countries of coverage and as may be demanded elsewhere in fulfillment of UNIDO’s global mandate.