Welcome to meet Mr. Paul Okumu, the head of the Africa Platform

time: Monday 4th of November at 5.30 pm (or 17.30)

place: Fingo´s Niili conference room, 5th floor, Elimäenkatu 25-27, 00520 Helsinki

registration by 3th November: kehyneuvonta@fingo.fi

Paul Okumu heads the Secretariat of the Africa Platform (AP), a Pan African Platform working with societies, governments and businesses to rebuild the Social contract and re-establish the society as the source of state legitimacy and the final authority to whom all development actors businesses and development partners are accountable.

In this capacity he is responsible for brokering relations between the governing and the governed, the development actors and the development beneficiaries, and society and businesses, to strengthen state legitimacy and accountable development. He sits on the Global UNDP Civil Society Advisory Committee and the UNDP Regional Program Advisory Board for Africa. He is especially interested in Conflict and Mediation, Taxation/Evasion, Illicit Financial Flows, Natural Resource Management and the Extractive Industry.

Come and share experiences on latest development in space of civil society in Africa!

Light refreshments and snacks are available. Discussion will be in English.

with regards,


Helena Nevalainen

Adviser – Development Cooperation| Fingo


+358 50 3176729 | Helena.nevalainen@fingo.fi



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