Nicholas Alipui, M.D.

Nicholas Kojo Alipui is a medical doctor specializing in Maternal and Child Health and Primary Health Care. He is currently a Senior Visiting Scholar at Yale University’s MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, teaching a course on child health and development in context of the SDGs. Dr. Alipui brings to the IAP more than 30 years of experience in senior level management, strategic leadership, representation and diplomacy, government relations and partnership and inter-sectoral strategy. He has extensive experience in intergovernmental negotiations, child rights advocacy and programming in diverse country and regional settings with a special focus on Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, including serving as UNICEF Representative in Kenya and the Philippines and heading the Africa Section of the Programme Division at UNICEF headquarters in New York. He has worked extensively in emergencies coordinating multi-sectoral emergency relief and public health programs as part of UN inter-agency activities in the Mozambique, Somalia, and Angola complex emergencies. Dr. Alipui is recognized for his extensive international work and expertise in child health and development having served most recently as the Director & Senior Adviser to the UNICEF Executive Director on the Post 2015 Development Agenda.