The CSVR Board of Directors welcomes Professor Khabele Matlosa to the CSVR Board. Professor Matlosa joined the Board of Directors of the CSVR from 1 January 2022. The Board is delighted to work with Professor Matlosa in this capacity. Professor Matlosa comes with a wealth of experience and published work in the human rights, conflict prevention, management and resolution fields and on democratic governance, peace, security and developmental issues in Africa.
Amongst his many achievements, Professor Matlosa is the author of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance which was adopted by the African Union (AU) on 30 January 2007 and came into force in 2012 following its ratification by 15 Member States of the AU. Working with two other African experts, he researched and co-authored the AU Panel of the Wise Report on "Election-Related Disputes and Political Violence: Strengthening the Role of the African Union in Preventing, Managing and Resolving Conflict". This report was adopted by the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the AU in Kampala, Uganda in 2009. He provided technical leadership during the development of the AU Transitional Justice Policy which was adopted by the AU on 31 January 2019. He holds a PhD in political economy from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa and a post-graduate diploma in conflict resolution from the University of Uppsala, Sweden. He is the former Governance Advisor at the United Nations Development Programme, Regional Service Centre for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and a former Director, Department of Political Affairs, African Union Commission (AUC), Addis Ababa. He is the Visiting Professor at the Centre for African Diplomacy and Leadership, University of Johannesburg.
The Board looks forward to working with Professor Matlosa and we have no doubt that his contribution, skills and expertise will contribute immensely to the success of CSVR and our collective goal of taking the work of CSVR to greater lengths.