Mr. Bunmi Makinwa is the Director of the UNFPA Africa Regional Office, responsible for the oversight and management of UNFPA regional policy and programmes, and offices in 46 Sub-Saharan African countries. He brings to this post twenty five years of service in international development in various parts of the world.
From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Makinwa was Director of UNAIDS New York Office, where he successfully re-positioned the UNAIDS New York Office as the source of policy, information and partnerships on AIDS for Ambassadors, political leaders, UN, and large civil society organizations. From 2003-2006, Mr. Makinwa was UNAIDS Representative to the African Union Commission and the UN Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, developing and implementing the strategic positioning of AIDS with heads of state and government of Africa. Between 2000 and 2003, he served as Team Leader of the UNAIDS Intercountry Team for Eastern and Southern Africa.
Mr. Makinwa worked previously with the World Health Organization, Family Health International and Program for Appropriate Technology in Health. He speaks several international languages.