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High Representatives of the AUC Chairperson

The Chairperson of the AUC appoints High Representatives, Special Envoys and Special Representatives to support key initiatives championed by the AU through the office of the Chairperson of the AUC

High Representatives

  • High Representative for Mali and Sahel: Pierre Buyoya, Burundi. Appointed by the Chairperson of the Commission in October 2012 and appointed Special Representative in January 2013
  • High Representative for South Sudan: Alpha Oumar Konaré, Mali Appointed by the Chairperson of the Commission in June 2015
  • High Representative for the Peace Fund: Donald Kaberuka, Rwanda Appointed by the Chairperson of the Commission in January 2016
  • Chairperson of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan (AUHIP): Thabo Mbeki, South Africa. Appointed by the Chairperson of the Commission in July 2008
  • Facilitator for the national dialogue in DR Congo: Edem Kodjo, Togo Appointed by the Chairperson of the Commission in April 2016
  • High Representative for Silencing the Guns in Africa: Ramtane Lamamra, Algeria Appointed by the Chairperson of the Commission in October 2017
  • High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa: Raila Odinga, Kenya. Appointed by the Chairperson of the Commission in October 2018