Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, University Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, 1975. Master of Science in Economics, Swedish Agricultural University, Uppsala, Sweden, 1978. Doctor of Science in Economics, Swedish Agricultural University, Uppsala, Sweden, 1984.
Doctor of Science (honorary), University College London, 2003.
Tutorial assistant University Dar-Es-Salaam, 1975-1976, assistant researcher, 1980-1981, research fellow, 1981-1986, senior researcher, 1986-1994, professor, 1993—1998. Lecturer Swedish Agricultural University, Uppsala, 1976-1979. With United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva, 1993—2000.
Under secretary general, executive director United Nations-HABITAT, 2002—2010. Director general, Nairobi Headquarters United Nations, Kenya, 2006—2009. Board directors United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-ISAB, Paris, since 1997, Conservation Development Forum, University Florida, 1996-1997, Tanzania Economic Policy Development and Mgmt Foundation.
Team leader coffee research project, Dar-Es-Salaam, 1986-1989. Coordinating secretary Social Dimensions Project Planning Commission, Dar-Es-Salaam, 1989-1992. Special coordinator at United Nations conference on Trade and Development.
Member, Tanzanian government delegate to United Nations summits, including Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, 1995, World Summit for Society Development, Copenhagen, 1995, United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, Istanbul, 1996, World Food Summit, Rome 1996.
Founding chair Tanzania National Women's Council, Dar-Es-Salaam, since 1994, Barbro Johansson Girls Education Trust, since 1996. Secretary Muleba District Development Association, 1994-1996. Convenor Tanzania Local Entrepreneur's Initiative, Dar-Es-Salaam, since 1996.
Coordinator for eastern Africa African Organizations for Food Security, since 1996. Member Eastern and Southern African Economic Association, Association African Women in Research and Development.
Married Wilson Kamuhabwa Tibaijuka, December 27, 1975 (deceased). Children: Muganyizi, Kemilembe, Kagemulo, Kankiza.