Addis Ababa, 7 October 2023 (TDI): The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, António Guterres, appointed Claver Gatete from Rwanda, as the Executive Secretary for the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

Claver Gatete has assumed his role and transitioned into his new responsibilities effectively. With a wealth of experience and expertise, Gatete brings a fresh perspective to the Executive Secretary position.

He took on the role with a proactive approach and swiftly began contributing to the organization’s objectives.

His appointment comes at a pivotal time, providing an opportunity to enhance collaboration and drive impactful initiatives within the Economic Commission for Africa.

Claver Gatete has seamlessly integrated into the team, fostering a cooperative and dynamic work environment.

A seasoned professional, he leveraged his extensive knowledge in economic and social development, promoting sustainable growth and advancement within the African continent.

His strategic leadership has been instrumental in fostering a cohesive approach toward achieving the ECA’s mission and goals.

As the new Executive Secretary, Claver Gatete prioritized building strong partnerships, fostering inclusivity, and implementing innovative solutions.

He focused on enhancing the ECA’s influence and ensuring its initiatives have a lasting positive impact across the continent.

Under Claver Gatete’s leadership, the ECA witnessed an increase in collaboration with various stakeholders, reinforcing the organization’s role in supporting member states.

His proactive engagements resulted in strengthened partnerships, leading to more effective outcomes in line with the ECA’s mission.

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His tenure saw a notable emphasis on leveraging technology to streamline processes and enhance efficiency within the organization.

His forward-thinking approach and willingness to embrace technology proved instrumental in driving progress and productivity.

Throughout his tenure, Claver Gatete was dedicated to promoting sustainable development, advocating for the empowerment of marginalized communities, and advancing gender equality.

His leadership facilitated critical discussions and policies to address pertinent social and economic challenges.

The impact of his leadership resonated across member states, with many recognizing and commending his efforts.

He fostered an open dialogue and encouraged member states to actively participate, resulting in a collaborative and harmonious approach to tackling common challenges.

Claver Gatete’s legacy is marked by progress, unity, and a focus on impactful change within the ECA.

His tenure as Executive Secretary remains a testament to his dedication to furthering the organization’s mission, leaving an indelible mark on the continent’s development landscape.