UN Secretary General's Representative to Zimbabwe Edward Kallon presents credentials to President
03 March 2022
Mr. Kallon brings more than 30 years of experience in public service, working – both at the United Nations and externally – in diverse development context
03 March 2022, Harare – today, Mr. Edward Kallon of Sierra Leone presented his credentials as the Representative of the UN Secretary General and United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator to the Republic of Zimbabwe to His Excellency President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa at a ceremony held at State House.
Mr. Kallon has devoted more than 30 years of his career to public service, working – both at the United Nations and externally – in complex emergency, transition and development context in conflict and non-conflict settings across lower- and middle-income countries. At the United Nations, he most recently served as the Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, following an assignment as Resident Coordinator in Jordan. He also held senior positions with the World Food Programme (WFP) in Bangladesh, India, Iraq, Somalia, Kenya and Uganda after starting his United Nations career as a United Nations Volunteer assigned to WFP in Afghanistan.
Prior to joining the United Nations, Mr. Kallon worked in his home country as a socio-economist and community development coordinator for GTZMANR, a Bilateral Technical Cooperation Project, as well as an income generation project coordinator with global non-profit Plan International.
He holds a master’s degree in development studies with a specialization in agriculture and rural development from the Institute of Social Studies in The Netherlands and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education from Njala University College of the University of Sierra Leone.