We are honored that Her Excellency (H.E.) Madame Luísa Diogo, former Prime Minister of Mozambique, has been appointed as a new member of our Global Board of Directors.
H.E. Madame Diogo was Prime Minister of Mozambique, the first woman ever to hold the post, from 2004 to 2010. Born in the western Mozambique province of Tete, H.E. Madame Diogo earned her B.A. in Economics from Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique, and an M.A. in Financial Economics from the University of London. She served in Mozambique’s Finance Ministry in various capacities, culminating in serving as Minister of Planning and Finance from 2000-2004. H.E. Madame Diogo also worked briefly as Program Officer at the World Bank in Mozambique.
H.E. Madame Diogo has dedicated a great deal of her esteemed career to gender equality and women’s empowerment. Recently, H.E. Madame Diogo has focused her effort on these issues through the Network of Women Ministers and Parliamentarians (MUNIPA), an advocacy and lobbying group that promotes gender equality in Africa and abroad. Madame Diogo is also a member of the Council of Women World Leaders, an international network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers whose mission is to mobilize the highest-level women leaders globally for collective action on issues of critical importance to women and equitable development. She also serves as a Member of the UN Secretary-General’s Panel on Global Sustainability and as a Member of the African Commission’s Advisory Council for Peace and Security.
H.E. Madame Diogo’s leadership as the Prime Minister of Mozambique and her dedication to gender equality and women’s empowerment have been critical in addressing hunger, poverty and the global gender gap.
We are honored that H.E. Madame Diogo has been elected to serve on The Hunger Project’s Global Board of Directors as of October 2016. We look forward to her leadership as a member of our Global Board and were excited to have her join us this week for the meeting of the Global Board of Directors in New York, where she also spoke as a speaker at the fall gala.
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