Joseph Mutaboba, a retired Diplomat native of Rwanda, represents AIS in Rwanda.
With extensive experience after a long career in diplomacy and foreign affairs, most recently Mutaboba served as the African Union and United Nations Deputy Joint Special Representative in Darfur and Deputy Head of the African Union- United Nations Hybrid Operations (UNAMID).
Prior to this appointment and until January 2013, Mutaboba was the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNOGBIS). Heavily involved in Peacebuilding activities, mediation, security sector reforms, he briefed the Security Council on the situation in that country. Interacted with ECOWAS and CPLP leadership at highest level of office including Heads of State and Government of Member States.
Previously, Mutobaba held various high ranking positions in Rwanda, including as the Rwandan President’s Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region, and as Secretary-General in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Internal Affairs. He was the Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations from 1999 to 2001 and as a senior diplomat in Addis Ababa and Washington, D.C.
Mr. Mutaboba holds a Master of Philosophy degree in librarian and information science from North London University. He is fluent in English and French and knows Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. He was born in 1949, married and has three children.