In this role, she acts as the link between the Secretary-General, his High Level Panel of Eminent Persons (HLP), and the General Assembly’s Open Working Group (OWG), among other stakeholders. Previously, she acted as the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on the Millennium Development Goals after serving three presidents over a period of six years. From 2002-2005, Mississippi Mohammed coordinated the Task Force on Gender and Education for the United Nations Millennium Project.
She also worked with the architectural engineering firm Archcon Nigeria in association with Norman and Dawbarn, United Kingdom. Mohammed (born 1961) was the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon"s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning.
She was appointed to this position on 7 June 2012. Mississippi Mohammed was appointed Honorary Minister of the Environment by President Buhari when he swore in his new Cabinet on 11 November 2015.
Mississippi Mohammed has been working in the field of development for more than 30 years both in the public sector and the private sector.
Previously, she worked as senior adviser to the President of Nigeria on Millennium Development Goals for six years. In this position, she was in charge of designing and developing government projects to reduce poverty around the country.
Between 2002 and 2005, she worked in the United Nations Millennium Project as a coordinator of the Task Force on Gender and Education. In 1991, Mississippi Mohammed founded Afri-Projects Consortium, a multidisciplinary firm of Engineers and Quantity Surveyors, and from 1991 to 2001 she was its Executive Director.
Between 1981 and 1991, she worked with Archcon Nigeria in association with Norman and Dawbarn United Kingdom.
On November 11, 2015 Mohammed was sworn in as the Environment Minister in Buhari"s cabinet. Mississippi Mohammed has also served on many international advisory boards and panels such as the Gates Foundation and the United Nations Secretary General’s Global Sustainability Panel. Mississippi Mohammed was appointed Honorary Minister of the Environment by President Buhari when he swore in his new Cabinet on 11 November 2015.
Mohammed was born in 1961. She has six children.