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George Mukundi, former Head, African Governance Architecture (AGA) Secretariat, Department of Political Affairs, African Union Commission (AUC), says Nigeria ranks below 20 per cent in making information on security spending available to the public.

Mukundi made the call in Abuja at a two-day International Conference on Security Budget in Nigeria.

The conference with the theme ‘Transparency and Accountability: Issues in Security Budget in Nigeria’ was organised by the CLEEN Foundation, a civil society organisation (CSO).

He identified limited public participation, lack of clarity and coherence of national security sector policy and strategic plan as some of the issues affecting security spending in some African countries, including Nigeria.

Other issues, according to him, include: inefficient implementation of the budget and poor coordination, limited transparency, accountability, corruption especially related to procurement, as well as disconnect between planning, budgeting and spending.

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Tuesday, 06 December 2016 18:30

George Mukundi

George Mukundi is the Chief Executive Officer of Maendeleo Group. Maendeleo Group (Pty) Ltd was incorporated to harness global human resource talent for sustainable development in Africa. He was the founding head of the African Governance Architecture (AGA) Secretariat, Department of Political Affairs, African Union (AU) Commission (2012-16). He is ahead of the curve in legal and political risk analysis, exercising adaptive leadership, strategy development, project conceptualisation, government negotiations and fostering public-private sector partnerships.

Mukundi has over 15 years experience and expertise in the public sector and multilateral policy development, implementation, negotiation and team leadership with in-country experiences in Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Egypt, Uganda, Ethiopia, Senegal, Nigeria and the Gambia. He brings to the company high-level competence in exercising adaptive leadership, building strategic alliances and partnerships, results based management, talent and capacity development and application of innovative tools to spur positive disruption. He has led and coordinated multi-country teams in strategy development, future scenarios mapping, knowledge and data generation, project evaluation and impact assessment, policy analysis, dissemination and implementation at continental and national levels.

Mukundi has a Master in Public Administration Degree from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government (2014), a Doctor of International Human Rights Law Degree (2008) from the University of Pretoria and a Master of Human Rights and Democratization in Africa (2003) from the same University and a Law Degree from the University of Nairobi (2002). He was awarded the Edward S. Mason Fellowship (2013-14) at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is a Member of the African Leadership Network, a premier, invitation-only community of the most dynamic and influential leaders in Africa and a Member of the Steering Group Knowledge Platform, Security& Rule of Law, Ministry of Foreign, Trade and Development Cooperation, Netherlands.

George Mukundi
George Mukundi
Chief Executive Officer

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