Mediation Support Unit Director, The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
Dr Aleu Garang is legal practitioner with extensive experience in international law, administrative law, and is a peace and security specialist of preventative diplomacy, mediation, conflict prevention and peace building. Garang holds LLM in Laws, a PhD in International Law, and a Diploma & MA in Peace and Security Studies. Dr Garang served in public sector (Sudan and South Sudan) in various legal capacities for about 13 years and his last posting was Senior Legal Counsel posted as the Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of South Sudan. Garang has worked at various international organizations namely, NRC, UNDP, UNMIS and W.B.
Dr Garang serves currently as Head of IGAD’s Mission to the Republic of South Sudan, a diplomatic representational function, and doubles as the Director for the Mediation Support Unit (MSU) a function of preventive Diplomacy and Mediation.