Jean de Dieu Désiré Ntanga Ntita

Dr. Jean de Dieu Désiré NTANGA NTITA serves as disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) and community violence reduction (CVR) regional coordinator in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) based in Bria (Haute Kotto) since April 2015.

He joined the United Nations (UN) system in May 2000, and have since worked in fragile post conflict and politically sensitive settings with UNDPKO (UNOCI, MUNSCO and MINUSCA), UNDP and UN ILO in Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), Child protection, Human Rights, Community Violence Reduction and Security Sector Reform (SSR) in DRC, Côte d’Ivoire and CAR, including cross-border issues in Chad, Sudan, Mali and Liberia in addition to field complex surveys (UNICEF) and humanitarian work (WVI).

Dr. Ntanga holds master’s Degrees in Rural Development, in Labour Economy and a PhD in Development Economics respectively from Institut Supérieur de Déveleppement Rural (ISDR) Tshibashi, (DRC), Université Toulouse (France) and Université Alassane Ouattara (Ivory Coast). In addition, he is a passionate University Associate Professor, teaching various courses including Community and Rural development and related subjects.

He has (co) authored several books and articles available online, including the Reducing Community Violence in the Central African Republic – The Case of Bria | Small Wars Journal with Dr. Robert MUGGAH.

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