Learning efforts on the post-2015 development agenda
Ms Amina Mohammed (born 1961, Nigeria) was appointed as Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning in July 2012 by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Ms Mohammed has more than 30 years of experience as a development practitioner in the public and private sectors, as well as civil society.
She was the CEO/Founder of the Center for Development Policy Solutions, a newly established think tank to address the policy and knowledge gaps within the Government, Parliament and private sector in development and civil society for robust advocacy materials. She was also Adjunct Professor of the Master’s Programme for Development Practice at Columbia University, New York. Prior to that, she served as the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after serving three Presidents over a period of six years. She was charged, in 2005, with the coordination of the debt relief funds towards the achievement of MDGs in Nigeria. She served as coordinator of the Task Force on Gender and Education for the United Nations Millennium Project, from 2002-2005. Prior to this, she served as Founder and Executive Director of Afri-Projects Consortium, a multidisciplinary firm of Engineers and Quantity Surveyors (1991-2001) and worked with the architectural engineering firm of Archcon Nigeria in association with Norman and Dawbarn UK (1981-1991).
Ms Mohammed received the National Honours Award of the Order of the Federal Republic in 2006 and was inducted in the Nigerian Women’s Hall of Fame in 2007. Ms Mohammed has four children.