Michael Keating is the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia, based in Mogadishu, a post that he assumed in January 2016.
Prior to this, he was Associate Director of the think tank Chatham House in London where he was responsible for partnerships and set up a number of activities, including the Moving Energy Initiative, work on migration and on Afghanistan. From 2008-10, he served as Executive Director of the Africa Progress Panel, a policy group chaired by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
His earlier career was divided between assignments with the United Nations, serving in Malawi, Gaza/Jerusalem, New York, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the private sector, where he worked with companies and public sector bodies engaged in environmental, human rights and development issues.
He has extensive experience in supporting political and peacebuilding transitions, as well as leading complex humanitarian and recovery programmes in Afghanistan. He is a Trustee or Board member of a number of bodies, notably in the environment, education and human rights sectors.
Mr. Keating holds a Master of Arts in history from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
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