Political Advisor, Party Leader
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Angèle Makombo currently serves as Counselor of the Republic and Member of the Environment and Natural Resources Commission at the Economic and Social Council of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Ms. Makombo is a Founding Member and National Chairperson of the League of Congolese Democrats (LIDEC); she was a candidate in the country’s presidential elections in 2011 and 2018.
Serving at the United Nations (UN) for nearly 24 years, Ms. Makombo has focused on conflict prevention and resolution in Africa and institution building. Ms. Makombo was a Senior Political Officer in charge of African issues in the offices of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Ms. Makombo has a master’s degree in Law from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She also graduated from the prestigious Paris Institute of Political Studies (SciencesPo), and earned her admission certificate to the Professional Training Center for Attorneys of Paris (“Centre régional de formation professionnelle des avocats” (CRFPA)). She has written numerous articles on politics and socio-economic issues in the DRC.
For 15 years, Ms. Makombo was the Chairperson of a not-for-profit organization which provided funding and support to girls from low-income families in Kinshasa, DRC to enable them to attend school.