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Nicholas K. Alipui - Director and Senior Adviser Post-2015 Development Agenda

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Dr. Nicholas Alipui was appointed as UNICEF's Director and Senior Adviser on the Post-2015 Development Agenda in May 2014. Dr. Alipui possesses a unique combination of Country Level experience, in different socio political, policy and programming environments and under his leadership, UNICEF will continue to guide Member States in crafting the Post-2015 Development Agenda, especially through the organization's active involvement in the UN Technical Support Team (TST) and other channels. Dr. Alipui especially works on amplifying the voices and action of girls and boys from the field into the development, implementation and monitoring of the Post 2015 Development agenda.

A national of Ghana, Dr. Alipui brings over 25 years of progressively senior experience with UNICEF to this position, most recently as Director of Programmes.  In that capacity, he oversaw the centrepiece of UNICEF’s work in all sectoral and cross-sectoral areas and was at the forefront of programme policy, guidance and management intended to support UNICEF country programmes of cooperation, a re-focus on equity, and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Prior to this, Dr. Alipui served as UNICEF Country Representative in the Philippines and also in Kenya. In both assignments, he was responsible for all country activities which included the planning, co-ordination with government, donors and civil society in the implementation of programmes, advocacy and resource mobilization to improve the lives of women and children. In both Kenya and the Philippines he orchestrated a multi-disciplinary approach to Early Childhood Development programmes focusing especially on community based approaches and empowerment strategies as well as ECD in the child - friendly cities initiative and in urban areas in the Philippines.

From 1996 to 2000, Dr. Alipui served in, and subsequently headed the Africa Section in the Programme Division at UNICEF’s New York Headquarters. To this end, he was responsible for supervising the overall activities of the Section focusing on UNICEF programmes of co-operation in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Dr. Alipui joined UNICEF in July 1988 and worked in Somalia and Angola. Prior to joining UNICEF, Dr. Alipui served in Mozambique in public health and nutrition.

Dr. Alipui is a national of Ghana. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Science in 1978 and his Doctor of Medicine degree with a major in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1979, both from University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.  Prior to joining UNICEF, Dr. Alipui served in Mozambique as Medical Doctor and Primary Health Care Advisor from February 1980 to January 1985 at the Maputo City Health Directorate, Ministry of Health. From February 1985 to June 1988, he worked as Medical Doctor and Co-ordinator of the Joint Nutrition Support Programme (JNSP) between UNICEF, the Government of Mozambique and WHO in Maputo, Mozambique.  Dr. Alipui obtained his Bachelor's degree in Science in 1978 and his Doctor of Medicine degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1979, both from University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

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