Martine Kessy Ekomo-Soignet is Peace Direct's Local Correspondent for Central African Republic. She has over four years of experience in the political and development sectors. After the UNDP (in DRC) and UNESCO (in France), she worked two years as Project Officer for the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) in France where she focuses on the Health Africa Club. She returned to Central African Republic to work with civil society with a special focus on youth organizations. Martine Kessy holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Social and Political studies and a master’s degree in Geopolitics, International Security and International Relations. She completed the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in 2014 and was one of 100 Fellows competitively selected to participate in an 8-week internship in the United States following the Mandela Washington Fellowship academic institute.

Latest from Martine Kessy Ekomo-Soignet

Outbreak of violence in the Central African Republic: how can local peacebuilders put an end to this?

Kessy Ekomo-Soignet calls on those with a real desire to end the conflict in the Central African Republic to support local peacebuilders. Read more »

22 December 2016

An open letter from displaced youth at the M'Poko displaced persons' camp to the World Humanitarian Summit

Representatives of young people at the M'Poko displaced persons' camp in the Central African Republic speak with one voice to the World Humanitarian Summit. Read more »

Civil society peacebuilding: central to Central Africa

What role can civil society play in the transition in the Central African Republic? Martine Kessy Ekomo-Soignet offers an overview. Read more »

30 January 2015