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Jean de Dieu Ntanga Ntita


Jean de Dieu Ntanga Ntita is Disarmament, Demobilization, Reinsertion and Reintegration (DDRR) Regional Coordinator for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic / Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République centrafricaine (MINUSCA). He has served as a regional coordinator with the MINUSCA DDRR Section since 2015. He began his international career in 2000 with World Vision International and the International Labor Organization (Kananga and Bukavu – DRC). In 2007, he joined UNOCI as a logistics and coordination officer with the DDR team (Bouake and Korhogo). He served in CAR with UNDP as a DDR regional coordinator between 2009-2011 and later with MONUSCO in DRC as a human rights officer. He holds an MA in rural development from ISDR Tshibashi and another MA in labor, vocational skills and employment systems engineering from the Université Toulouse, in France. Ntanga is preparing a PhD dissertation on democracy, foreign direct investment and development in his native DRC and can be contacted at

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