On Monday, March 19th, 2018, the United Nations Correspondents Association held a press briefing with International Crisis Group Senior Analyst for Congo, Hans Hoebeke and Senior UN Analyst Ashish Pradhan to present their latest report on the electoral process in the DRC and to discuss the significance of upcoming elections in Africa for the UN.
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Hans is Crisis Group’s Senior Analyst for Congo. He is based in Nairobi.
Ashish Pradhan is International Crisis Group’s Senior UN Analyst. He is responsible for Crisis Group’s engagement with the UN Secretariat, Security Council members, and other member states and his work primarily focuses on African and Asian crises. Ashish regularly relays Crisis Group’s field-based analysis to UN officials and member state diplomats, especially in the lead-up to key Security Council discussions and resolutions. He also ensures that debates at UNHQ are adequately reflected in Crisis Group’s own reporting and policy prescriptions.
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