NIGERIA POLITICS: Amina Mohammed Biography And Profile
Amina Mohammed is the CEO/Founder of the Center for Development Policy Solutions, a newly established think tank to address the policy and knowledge gaps within the Government, Parliament and private sector in development and civil society for robust advocacy materials.
Amina Mohammed is also Adjunct Professor of the Master’s Programme for Development Practice at Columbia University, New York.
Prior to that, Amina Mohammed served as the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on the Millennium Development Goals after serving three Presidents over a period of six years.
In 2005 she was charged with the coordination of the debt relief funds ($1 billion per annum) towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria.
Her mandate included designing a Virtual Poverty Fund with innovative approaches to poverty reduction, budget coordination and monitoring, as well as providing advice on pertinent issues regarding poverty, public sector reform and sustainable development.
From 2002-2005, Ms. Mohammed served as coordinator of the Task Force on Gender and Education for the United Nations Millennium Project.
Prior to this, she served as Founder and Executive Director of Afri-Projects Consortium, a multidisciplinary firm of Engineers and Quantity Surveyors (1991-2001) and worked with the architectural engineering firm of Archcon Nigeria in association with Norman and Dawbarn UK (1981-1991).
Amina Mohammed currently serves on numerous international advisory panels and boards: including the:
- Global Development Program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,
- Secretary General’s Global Sustainability Panel,
- Hewlett Foundation on Education,
- African Women’s Millennium Initiative,
- ActionAid International “Right to Education Project”,
- Millennium Promise Initiative,
- Institute of Scientific & Technical Information of China
She is a Governor of the International Development Research Centre in Canada, and currently chairs the Advisory Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Global Monitoring Report on Education.
Ms. Mohammed received the National Honours Award of the Order of the Federal Republic in 2006 and was inducted in the Nigerian Women’s Hall of Fame in 2007.
Amina Mohammed was born on June 27, 1961. She is married with four children.
Update: 15 December 2016:
UN Secretary-General-designate Antonio Guterres announced on Thursday that he will appoint Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria as his deputy secretary-general.
– Amina Mohammed Biography And Profile (United Nations)