Shalini Bahuguna

UNICEF Representative in the United Republic of Tanzania


Shalini Bahuguna joined in December 2019 as the UNICEF Representative in the United Republic of Tanzania.

Prior to this assignment, Ms. Bahuguna was the UNICEF Deputy Representative in Ethiopia, a role she held from August 2016. She joined UNICEF as Chief, Social Policy in Nigeria in 2009 and has also served as UNICEF’s Deputy Representative in Myanmar.

Ms. Bahuguna is a development professional with experience across Asia and Africa in varying country contexts. She began her career with a Water and Sanitation NGO in India and moved on to work for the Government of India – World Bank water sector reform programme. She has extensive experience as an aid manager and social development professional with the Department for International Development (DFID) in India, China, Indonesia and Afghanistan.

Ms. Bahuguna holds a Master’s degree in Development Economics and International Development from the University of Swansea, United Kingdom.  She is married with one daughter.