Unicef rep aims to strengthen ties

The National,Friday July 1st, 2016

International children’s rights and emergency relief organisation (Unicef) country representative Olushola Ismail hopes to strengthen partnerships with stakeholders.
Ismail, from Nigeria, has worked for Unicef for more than 25 years in development programmes and humanitarian assistance in eight countries.
He was chief of field operations and emergency coordination in Afghanistan before coming to PNG a month ago for a three-year term.
“My team and I will be focusing on issues such as health, education, nutrition, water and sanitation and child protection among other things,” Ismail told The National.
“I know Papua New Guinea is a country with great potential.  What I have seen so far has impressed me immensely. There is great potential to improve the lives of thousands of children and their families.  Obviously to be able to achieve this, we have to work together with our national and international partners.”