Speakers and Bios

Itonde Kakoma

Itonde A. Kakoma is a member of the Leadership Team at CMI. He serves as the Programme Director responsible for Africa (Sub-Saharan Africa, Sahel, and North Africa). He also oversees CMI’s Programme Management Office, especially concerning policy, learning and institutional cooperation.

Prior to CMI, he served as the Assistant Director of the Conflict Resolution Program at the Carter Center, managing the Center's peace initiatives and supporting President Carter’s efforts in and between Sudan and South Sudan. He was an international observer for Sudan's National Referendum on the Right to Self-Determination in 2011. Previously, he worked on the Carter Center's peace initiatives in Liberia, where he was an advisor and report writer for the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission, specifically on the role of traditional and religious communities during the civil war and in peacemaking.

Mr. Kakoma has served as a guest editor for the Journal of Religion, Conflict & Peace and is a current member of the Board of Directors for The Fulbright Finland Foundation.

Itonde Kakoma