Ms. Comfort Lamptey is a gender expert with an established track record in promoting women’s participation in political and peace processes and ensuring that women and girls are being protected from violence.
She joined the UN Women Nigeria office in 2017 following a career progression at the UN which began in 1996 with the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), where she designed and mobilized resources for UNIFEM’s initial global program on women, peace, and security.
She thereafter proceeded to the UNHCR, serving as Senior Gender Advisor at the Headquarters in Geneva. From 2004 to 2011, Ms.Lamptey served as Gender Advisor to the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations/Department of Field Support in New York, overseeing the development of a Policy Framework and Guidance for addressing gender issues in peacekeeping operations.
Ms.Lamptey has also worked and traveled wide, across ECOWAS member countries in the course of her career at the UN. She served as Senior Gender Adviser to the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) between 2011 and 2013. Prior to this time, she had served as the Regional Policy Advisor on Governance, Peace and Security for the West and Central Africa region of the UN Women and also as a Regional Advisor in West Africa with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Comfort Lamptey strongly believes that she has a responsibility as a woman to work and contribute to building a more just society for women. This resolve is the driver for the many successes she has accomplished in advancing gender priorities in Nigeria, and the West Africa sub-region.