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

Amina J. Mohammed

She is the current Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and a former Minister of Environment of Federal Republic of Nigeria from November 2015 to December 2016.

Mrs Amina Mohammed is a versatile and proficient mobilizer and project coordinator. She had served as Senior Special Assistant to the Nigerian President on MDGs between 2005 to 2010. She was instrumental in bringing about the unprecedented 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development including the Sustainable Development Goals

She is also an Adjunct Professor in Development Practice at Columbia University, and served on numerous international advisory boards and panels, including the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda, the Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development, the Global Development Program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the African Women’s Millennium Initiative, Girl Effect, 2016 African Union Reform and the ActionAid International Right to Education Project.

As Minister of Environment of Nigeria from November 2015 to December 2016, she steered the country’s efforts on climate action, protecting the natural environment and conserving resources for sustainable development.

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