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April 9th, 2017
Amina Mohammed

Amina Mohammed

Amina Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General

Amina Mohammed began her 35 year career in the private sector with architects and engineers responsible for the project management of health, education and public sector buildings.

Mohammed is the former Minister of Environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from November 2015 to December 2016.

Prior to this, she served as Special Adviser to Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on post-2015 Development Planning, where she was instrumental in bringing about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals.

Before joining the UN, Mohammed worked for three successive administrations in Nigeria, serving as Special Advisor on the Millennium Development Goals, providing advice on issues including poverty, public sector reform and sustainable development, and coordinating programmes worth $1 billion annually for MDG-related interventions.

She is also an Adjunct Professor in Development Practice at Columbia University, and serves 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 Action Aid International Right to Education Project.

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