Uganda: Rose Mwebaza appointed Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP

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Dr. Rose Mwebaza, a Ugandan has been appointed Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in the regional office for Africa.

UNEP is a global authority responsible for the environmental agenda and promoting the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the UN system.

Mwebaza has served as the director of the Climate Technology Centre and Network(CTCN), the implementation work of the UN framework convention on climate change.

She has held other various positions such as chief natural resources officer of the African Development Bank, adviser to the chairperson of the African Union as well as deputy dean School of Law, Makerere University.

She was recognized among the 100 most influential women in Africa in 2021.

She holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Makerere University and a Master’s degree in International Comparative Law with a Certificate of Academic Excellence (University of Florida).

Mwebaza has a Ph.D. in Environment and Natural Resource Governance from Macquarie University, Australia.

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