Danae Dholakia

Danae Dholakia

UK Great Lakes Special Envoy

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20th May 2016 London, England

Danae Dholakia

by Danae Dholakia

UK Great Lakes Special Envoy

DRC: The future still can be bright…..but not on the current trajectory

When I last blogged about DRC, I set out why the UK/DRC relationship mattered, the importance of democracy as the bedrock of stability and my strong hope that the government would reaffirm its commitment to respecting the constitution and to delivering Presidential elections within the mandated timeframe.  Last week I was in Kinshasa.  Following my […]

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20th November 2015 London, England

Danae Dholakia

by Danae Dholakia

UK Great Lakes Special Envoy

Our partnership with the DRC

The relationship between the UK and the Democratic Republic of Congo matters to us. We know how much the Congo wars cost the DRC with over 5 million lives lost. The UK supported and financed the creation of the largest UN peacekeeping operation globally so that it would never happen again. And we see the […]

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About Danae Dholakia

Danae Dholakia was appointed Special Envoy to Africa’s Great Lakes Region in June 2015. She is also Head of Southern and Central Africa Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.…

Danae Dholakia was appointed Special Envoy to Africa’s Great Lakes Region in June 2015. She is also Head of Southern and Central Africa Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Prior to her current roles, Danae Dholakia was Political Counsellor in Pretoria. Before taking up her role in South Africa, Danae served four years as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Deputy Director covering Eastern Europe and Central Asia. She has worked previously as Deputy Director on Counter-Terrorism issues in the Home Office, on NATO, on the EU in Brussels, and on UN issues. Before joining the Foreign and Commonwealth Office she worked in the NGO sector in Eastern and Central Africa for seven years.

Danae studied Environmental Science to Master’s Degree level at Lancaster and Brunel Universities. She is married.

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