Joseph D. GRAH

ITIC Speaker
Joseph D. GRAH
Director of the Humanitarian Affairs Department

Mr. Joseph is the Director of Humanitarian Affairs of AFRIJAPAN-AFRICASIA INTERNATONAL COOPERATION since 2017. An African International Organization working to promote economic and diplomatic cooperation between Africa and Japan and eight other Asian countries.

Mr. Joseph joined this organization after 12 years working at the United Nations, in East and West Africa, where he respectively held the positions of Electoral Civic Education Officer and Civil Affairs Officer. These positions provided him with a great sense of understanding and analysis of the sociological, economic, political and security variables and dynamics that shape the daily lives of people in West and East Africa.

Mr. Joseph holds a PhD in International Relations and Diplomacy and a Master Degree in Political Science. He has obtained several training certificates in different fields including Peace and Security, Civil-Military Relations, Good Governance and Gender, Civil Affairs etc.

Since 2004 to date, Joseph has carried out multiple technical assistance and training missions on the organization of elections, intercommunity conflict management, good governance and protection of civilians in the West and East African regions. He has worked extensively on the thorny dynamics of local and foreign armed groups and inter-community conflicts in Eastern DRC.

He is co-founder of the Centre de Recherche et d’Études Stratégiques au Kivu based in DR-Congo and co-founder of the Ephrata University and the Institut National Supérieur des Sciences de Agricoles et de l’Alimentation (INSSA-AL EPHRATA) in Cote d’Ivoire. Mr. Joseph is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Reseau CEP-International and the Director of International Relations and Development of GROUPE DIAMANA a medical research organisation working on the incurable pathologies.

Finally Mr. Joseph is the Ambassador of the African Tourism Board to Cote d’Ivoire with the mandate to promote the organisation vision and objectives that are to rebrand tourism industry in Africa and rewrite the narrative of African continent.