The Carter Center has named Pewee Flomoku as the first Liberian Chief of Party for its office in Liberia.
According to the Center, Mr. Flomoku, a Liberian journalist, will lead both general office operations and its Access to Justice Project in the country.
“As Chief of Party, Flomoku will be responsible for the overall technical, operational, and financial management of the Access to Justice Project in Liberia. He also will coordinate with other Carter Center Projects, including the Access to Information Initiative and the Mental Health Program,” a statement from the Center said.
Carter Center’s Access to Justice Project, supported by the Swedish Government, promotes access to justice primarily in the rural areas.
Among Flomoku’s responsibilities would be establishing and managing relationships with the Liberian Government, donors, non-governmental organizations, and United Nations agencies and other partners.
Carter Center said their new COP has worked for the Center for nine years in various capacities, including as project coordinator and Deputy COP.
They said he has has represented them across the globe at universities such as Stanford, Emory and Oxford and at conferences in Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Myanmar.
According to Dr. John Stremlau, vice president for Peace Program at The Carter Center, “Mr. Flomoku’s guidance and commitment has strengthened our access to justice work in Liberia. His new responsibility will deepen even further ownership of our work by the people of Liberia.”
Dr. Stremlau said the Carter Center remains committed to supporting peace and health in Liberia, guided by needs of its government and citizens.