Senior Adviser (ACP Secretariat and African Union),
Doreen Walsweer-Sore is a Belgian from Kenya. She currently works with the ACP Secretariat as an Expert on Political Dialogue and Relations with International and ACP Regional Organisations.
Mrs Sore is also a Lecturer at the International School of Protocol and Diplomacy (ISPD) in Brussels where she lectures on Nation Branding, Relations with Sub Saharan Africa, Public Diplomacy and Public Speaking.
Mrs Sore is passionate about Diaspora and advancing the Diaspora agenda in the global arena. She is currently the President of Association Kenyan Diaspora in Belgium and Luxembourg (AKDBL). An association that strives to ensure Kenyans are a voice on policy matters in their adopted nation and also in their home land. She is also the Secretary of the Diaspora Consortium of Kenya (DCK) a Diaspora body working closely with Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to bring Kenyans in the Diaspora together to promote national development. Mrs. Sore is a Member the Advisory Board of the Breaking Chains Network (based in USA) and FASDO – Faro Sports and Development Organisation (Based in Tanzania).
Mrs Sore graduated with Bachelors Degree in Commerce majoring in Economics and Minor in Accounting from the University of Nagpur India. She holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Science (Human Ecology) from Free University of Brussels, Masters Degree in Business Information Systems EHSAL. Mrs Sore holds a postgraduate Certificate in International Politics from CERIS. She speaks English, Swahili and Dutch, and basic knowledge of Hindi and Italian.
Mrs Sore has contributed to various publications on environmental issues and has also published the book “Financing Sustainable Development under the Lome Convention. A case of financing sustainable forestry in Botswana” (2010). Mrs Sore also served as a research arm to former President Festus Mogae during his tenure as Special UN Envoy on Climate Change.
Mrs Sore advises ADNE on ACP Secretariat and African Union related issues.