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Prime Minister Gilbert F. Houngbo President, IFAD and former Prime Minister of Togo
Gilbert F. Houngbo became the sixth President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on 1 April 2017. Born and raised in rural Togo, Houngbo has spent more than 30 years working to improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people, with extensive experience in political affairs, international development, diplomacy and financial management. Prior to his appointment as IFAD President, Houngbo was the Deputy Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) where he led field operations in more than 100 countries and managed its bilateral and multilateral partnerships. He served as Prime Minister of the Republic of Togo from 2008 to 2012, where he introduced economic reforms and enhanced the rule of law and civil liberties. From 1996 to 2008, he undertook a number of roles at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) including Chief of Staff and Assistant Secretary-General, Africa Regional Director, where he led poverty alleviation programmes in 45 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to this, he spent a decade in the private sector, including at Price Waterhouse, Canada, where he worked in Audit and Financial Advisory Services. Houngbo has a Matrîse en gestion des entreprises from the University of Lomé, Togo, and a Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées in Specialised Accounting from the University of Québec, Canada. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants
Monika Froehler is Chief Executive Officer of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens and is a passionate change maker, advocate, founder and speaker. She was asked to create the Ban Ki-moon Centre in Vienna under the leadership of former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and former Austrian President Heinz Fischer, after working for years at the UN, the EU, the Austrian Foreign Ministry and in field missions around the globe. She is passionate about the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and advised Presidents, Ministers, Ambassadors and high-ranking UN officials on policy inputs as much as she involved operationally in practical initiatives. She worked in many countries across the globe including in Africa and Latin America to ban landmines; She worked to improve hospital care in rural Central Asia and Africa; She assisted in eco-friendly city planning in Asia, and helped bettering the living conditions of women in the Middle East and West-Africa. She also contributed to Rio+20 and the Paris Climate Agreement as part of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative. Throughout her career at the UN in Geneva, New York and Vienna she managed to support hundreds of women, young people and communities all over the globe. Particularly with the Ban Ki-moon Centre she now focusses on equality, empowerment and education. She is convinced that more people than ever before need the opportunity to obtain global citizen values, SDG knowledge, and 21st century skills.
monica froehler -During her years in the service of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Ms. Froehler was press spokesperson and adviser to two Austrian State Secretaries of Foreign Affairs. ... Froehler was born in Vienna and is an alumna of the Vienna Diplomatic Academy and the Mediterranean Diplomatic Academy.
hindou ibrahim Environmental activist and member of Chad’s pastoralist Mbororo community, Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim began advocating for Indigenous rights and environmental protection at age 16, founding the Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT) to introduce new income revenue activities for women and collaborative tools such as 3D participatory mapping to build sustainable ecosystems management and reduction of nature-based resource conflicts. Her vision is to grow support for both traditional knowledge and science to improve resilience to climate change especially for rural communities.
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