Robert Dewar was formerly a UK diplomat and served predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa, including as high commissioner to Nigeria and permanent representative to ECOWAS, ambassador to Ethiopia and permanent representative to the AU, high commissioner to Mozambique and ambassador to Madagascar.
He was awarded a CMG in 2006. He is currently also a trustee of the British Red Cross.
Areas of expertise
- Sub-Saharan Africa, including governance and development
- Climate change and Africa
- Marine conservation, illegal unreported and unregulated fishing and impacts on coastal communities
- Humanitarian issues
|2007-11||British High Commissioner to Nigeria and Permanent Representative to ECOWAS|
|2004-07||British Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union|
|2000-03||British High Commissioner to Mozambique|
|1999||Short attachment to Centre for Study of African Economies|
|1996-99||Ambassador to Madagascar|
|1973-98||Successive assignments in Colombo, FCO (Commonwealth, Zimbabwe, Nigeria relations), Luanda, FCO (Pakistan and Afghanistan relations), Dakar, Harare|
|1972-73||Scottish Education Department, Scottish Office, Edinburgh|
|1971-72||VSO Teacher, Government Secondary School, Port Sudan|