AWORI, THELMA was born on March 25, 1943 in Monrovia, Liberia.
Harvard University, Bachelor of Arts cum laude Social Relations & Cultural Anthropology. University of California at Berkeley, Master of Arts Adult Education & Humanistic Psychology. Spoken languages: English, French, Kiswahili.
Deputy Director, UNIFEM since 1990. Chief, Africa Section, UNIFEM, New York. Consultant, UNIFEM, ILCO of Netherlands, United Nations Children's Fund, United States Agency for International Development, since 1981.
Executive Secretary, Commission for Communication Education, World Association for Christian Communication, London, 1977-1981. Lecturer, College of Adult & Distance Education, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1973-1977. Senior Tutor, Centre for Continuing Education, Makerere University, Uganda, 1965-1972.
Member: African Association for Literacy and Adult Education, Nairobi. American Society for Training and Development.
Promotion of popular participation as a tool for development. Advancement of a holistic and humanistic approach to training as an important aspect of human resource development. Raising of awareness and consciousness of the need for the full participation of women in development.