H.E. Madame Luísa Diogo
Former Prime Minister of Mozambique
- Global Board of Directors
H.E. Madame Luísa Diogo was elected to The Hunger Project’s Global Board of Directors in October 2016. Madame Diogo was Prime Minister of Mozambique from 2004 to 2010, the first woman to hold the post.
Born in the western Mozambique province of Tete, H.E. Madame Diogo earned her B.A. in Economics from Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique, and an M.A. in Financial Economics from the University of London. She served in Mozambique’s Finance Ministry in various capacities, culminating in serving as Minister of Planning and Finance from 2000-2004. H.E. Madame Diogo also worked briefly as Program Officer at the World Bank in Mozambique.
H.E. Madame Diogo has focused her recent efforts on gender equality and the empowerment of women through the Network of Women Ministers and Parliamentarians (MUNIPA), an advocacy and lobbying group that promotes gender equality in Africa and abroad, and through New Faces and New Voices, a network of African women working to provide economic empowerment of women. Madame Diogo is also a member of the Council of Women Leaders and serves as a Member of the UN Secretary-General’s Panel on Global Sustainability and as a Member of the African Commission’s Advisory Council for Peace and Security.
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