The Executive Secretary of CODESRIA, Dr Godwin Murunga has been nominated to Join the Board of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) for a four-year term. His nomination to the UNRISD Board was approved by the Economic and Social Council(ECOSOC) in July 2020.
UNRISD is an autonomous research institute within the UN system that undertakes interdisciplinary research and policy analysis on the social dimensions of contemporary development issues. The mandate of the UNRISD board includes developing research ideas, reviewing and approving UNRISD programmes and providing supervisory functions. The board includes a Chairperson, appointed by the UN Secretary-General,10 members confirmed by ECOSOC, and a representative of the Secretary-General. UNRISD Board members are appointed on their personal intellectual capacities.
The Executive Secretariat of CODESRIA takes this opportunity to congratulate the executive secretary for this nomination and wishes him a successful tenure.