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advocate , organization official , economics professor

Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, Tanzanian former international organization official, advocate, economics professor. Overseas scholar Swedish Institute, Stockholm, 1981.

Background

Tibaijuka, Anna Kajumulo was born on October 12, 1950 in Muleba, Kagera, Tanzania. Daughter of Alexander Bigunila Kajumulo and Aulelia Teyolekelelwa Rwakajuga.

Education

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.

Career

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.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: An Economic Analysis of Smallholder Coffee Farms in Tanzania, 1984, The Priority Social Action Programme in Tanzania, 1993. Social Services Crisis of the 1990s, 1998. Co-author: (with Frederick Kaijage) Poverty and Social Exclusion in Tanzania, 1996.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening, sewing, community development discussion groups.

Connections

Married Wilson Kamuhabwa Tibaijuka, December 27, 1975 (deceased). Children: Muganyizi, Kemilembe, Kagemulo, Kankiza.

father:
Alexander Bigunila Kajumulo

mother:
Aulelia Teyolekelelwa Rwakajuga

spouse:
Wilson Kamuhabwa Tibaijuka

child:
Muganyizi Tibaijuka

child:
Kemilembe Tibaijuka

child:
Kagemulo Tibaijuka

child:
Kankiza Tibaijuka