The Carter Center has named Pewee Flomoku as the first Liberian chief of party for its office in Liberia, effective today. A veteran Liberian journalist, Flomoku will lead both general office operations and its Access to Justice Project.
As chief of party, Flomoku will be responsible for overall technical, operational, and financial management of the Access to Justice Project in Liberia. He also will coordinate with other Carter Center projects, including the Access to Information Initiative and the Mental Health Program.
The Access to Justice Project, supported by the Swedish government, promotes access to justice primarily in rural areas. The chief of party establishes and manages relationships with the Liberian government, donors, non-governmental organizations, U.N. agencies, and other partners.
Flomoku has worked with the Center for nine years in various capacities, including as project coordinator and deputy chief of party.
Flomoku’s background is as an award-winning photojournalist, whose photo and video coverage of the Liberian civil war is widely known.
He has represented The Carter Center across the globe at universities such as Stanford, Emory, and Oxford and at conferences in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Myanmar.
“Flomoku’s guidance and commitment has strengthened our access to justice work in Liberia. His new responsibilities will deepen even further ownership of our work by the people of Liberia,” said Dr. John Stremlau, vice president for peace programs at The Carter Center.
“The Carter Center remains committed to supporting peace and health in Liberia, guided by the needs of its government and citizens.”