Chief of Staff and Senior Political Advisor, African Union High Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan
Abdul Mohammed serves as chief of staff and senior political advisor of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan, chaired by Thabo Mbeki, former president of South Africa. He was previously the acting director of the A.U.-U.N. Hybrid Operation in Darfur’s political department, chairperson of the Darfur-Darfur Dialogue and Consultation, and UNICEF’s representative to the African Union. He was the founder and executive director of the Inter Africa Group, a center for dialogue on humanitarian, peace, and development issues in the Horn of Africa. Mohammed has worked in various capacities for the World Council of Churches and the Church World Service and served as director of relief and emergencies for the Sudan Council of Churches. He has also been an advisor to the prime minister of Ethiopia on peace and reconciliation issues in the Horn of Africa. Over the last 25 years Mohammed has worked in Ethiopia, Sudan, and Kenya.