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The founding director of the Office of the United Nations Coordinator for Africa and the Least Developed Countries will visit the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh April 2 and 3.

Emmanuel Goued Njayick, originally of Cameroon, will present “Perspectives on African Development” at 7 p.m. April 2 in Room 227 of Reeve Memorial Union, 748 Algoma Blvd. The event is open to anyone from the campus or the surrounding community.

During his visit, Njayick also will meet with the University’s award-winning Model United Nations organization and will give guest lectures to several classes, including economics, international studies, political science and religious studies.

Njayick has had a long career in international development assistance, including 10 years at the African Development Bank as director of general administration and senior adviser to the vice president for planning and external relations. He also spent 20 years at the U.N., working with human resources and various development offices.

Njayick was instrumental in the drafting and implementation of several plans for the promotion of development in Africa and the Least Developed Countries, including The U.N. New Agenda for Development in Africa, The U.N. System-Wide Special Initiative on Africa and the U.N. Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries.

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