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Kujenga Amani (Swahili for “building peace”) is produced by the African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) to provide listeners with informative commentary by scholars, practitioners, and policymakers working in the field of African peacebuilding.

Recorded at various workshops, conferences, and meetings organized by the APN, these podcasts are disseminated with the intention of mapping emerging challenges and responding to knowledge and policy gaps, while simultaneously connecting peacebuilding conversations within Africa to those in other parts of the world in an open and constructive manner.

The APN is supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Jul 12, 2018

Ambassador Macharia Kamau is Kenya’s Principal Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and immediate former Ambassador of Kenya to the United Nations.

He has also served as Chairperson of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, UNICEF Executive Board President, Co-Chair of the General Assembly Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and as co-facilitator of the post-2015 Development Agenda.

We spoke to Ambassador Kamau in New York about the changing dynamics of multilateral diplomacy, his time on the UN Peacebuilding Commission, and recent political developments in Kenya.