Here are Africa’s most powerful women who have held top international jobs

June 08, 2018 at 08:39 am | Women

Mweha Msemo

Mweha Msemo | Contributor

June 08, 2018 at 08:39 am | Women

Prof. Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka

She is a former under-secretary-general of the United Nations and executive director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT). She was the second highest ranking African woman in the UN system after her compatriot, Asha-Rose Migiro, until her resignation in 2010 to run for political office in Tanzania. Since 2010, she has been a Member of Parliament for Muleba South constituency.

From 1993 to 1998, Tibaijuka was associate professor of economics at the University of Dar es Salaam.
Apart from her UN-HABITAT activities, Mrs Tibaijuka is dedicated to the role and rights of women in development.

The founding Chairperson of the independent Tanzanian National Women’s Council (BAWATA), she is also the founding Chairperson of the Barbro Johansson Girls Education Trust dedicated to promoting high standards of education for girls in Africa.

Tibaijuka holds a Doctorate of Science in Agricultural Economics from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala. She is fluent in Haya, Swahili, English, Swedish and French.

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