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Mr. Martin Mogwanja assumed his new duties as Deputy Executive Director (Management) in UNICEF Headquarters on 17th January 2011.
Mr. Mogwanja had been serving as UNICEF Representative in Pakistan since January 2007. In this capacity, he had been responsible for the overall planning, coordination and implementation of a broad range of UNICEF country programmes to improve the status of women and children in Pakistan, including a large emergency relief programme in North-Western Pakistan. He also served as the Humanitarian Coordinator in Pakistan from June 2009, in which capacity he led the UN and NGO response to the IDPs displaced in North-Western Pakistan, and later led the response to the 2010 floods emergency.
Mr. Mogwanja joined UNICEF in 1977 as an Assistant Project Officer in Nairobi, Kenya. He was reassigned in May 1980 to Mbabane, Swaziland, as Liaison Officer. In November 1983, he was appointed as Programme Officer in Maseru, Lesotho and also served as Assistant Representative from August 1987 to August 1989. He served in New York from August 1989 as Senior Programme Officer in the Africa Section, Programme Division, until he was appointed in August 1994 as Deputy Regional Director for West and Central Africa in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Mr. Mogwanja served as UNICEF Representative in the Democratic Republic of the Congo from July 1999 until December 2001, when he was transferred to serve as UNICEF Representative in Uganda. From November 2005, he also served as Humanitarian Coordinator in Uganda, leading the UN and NGO response to the displacement crisis in Northern Uganda.
Mr. Mogwanja is a national of Kenya. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (1977), a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and Development Studies, and a Diploma of Membership of the Imperial College, London (1983).
Mr. Mogwanja is married to Mrs. Pauline Mogwanja and they have three children.
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