Nkateko Jennet Chauke
Intern: Peacekeeping Unit
Nkateko Jennet Chauke is a South African citizen from Limpopo, Tzaneen. She joined ACCORD in March 2013 for a six month internship in the Peacekeeping Unit. She completed her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts Degree in Legal Theory and Political and International Studies at Rhodes University in 2011. She also acquired a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in International Law and Political and International Studies at the same university in 2012. Nkateko will assist in the implementation of the Unit's outputs and activities, focusing on the African Union's (AU) gender mainstreaming initiatives, the protection of civilians, civilian affairs, civilian capacities, the relevant policy frameworks that have been established and adopted, and how all of these peacekeeping thematic areas are being implemented in the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM). She will also assist in the Unit's outputs and activities by focusing on the policy frameworks of the United Nations (UN) relating to gender mainstreaming and how the employment of such policy frameworks contribute to building an integrated and multidimensional approach to peacekeeping which aims for the achievement of sustainable international peace and security. Nkateko looks forward to applying her knowledge and experience to the field of peace and conflict resolution, while gaining new experiences through her work at ACCORD.