The Africa Progress Panel (APP) has announced that Max Bankole Jarrett has joined the Secretariat as its Deputy Executive Director, increasing the organization’s depth and knowledge of African policy issues, especially.
On a two-year loan from the UN Economic Commission for Africa, Mr Jarrett, a Liberian, has over 23 years of professional experience, including the United Nations, policy-oriented think tanks, and 11 years with the BBC.
“We’ve known Max a long time and enjoyed working with him very much,” Caroline Kende-Robb, Executive Director, said. “Max brings a wonderful knowledge and experience of African policy issues, and we’re delighted to get his perspective.” Mr Jarrett moves to Geneva from Addis Ababa.
“I’m excited to have this new challenge. The Africa Progress Panel has been at the cutting edge of African public policy issues, and this is a terrific team,” Mr Jarrett said.
Set to explore innovative financing methods for investment in Africa’s agriculture, investment, and energy sectors, the 2014 Africa Progress Report is due for publication in May. Backed by its Secretariat, the Africa Progress Panel consists of ten influential Panel Members, chaired by former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan.