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Bio data: Martin Mogwanja, Representative UNICEF Pakistan

Mr. Martin Mogwanja, Representative UNICEF Pakistan


Mr. Martin Mogwanja assumed his new duties as UNICEF Representative in Islamabad, Pakistan on 25 January, 2007.

Mr. Martin Mogwanja had been serving as UNICEF Representative in Uganda since December 2001.  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 Uganda, including a large emergency relief programme in northern Uganda.

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 his transfer to 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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