Nigerian Minister For Environment Amina Mohammed Makes World's Greatest Leaders List - The Herald
Minister for Environment Amina Mohammed appointed by President Buhari has made the list for Fortune’s World’s greatest leaders list for 2016.
She was ranked at number 39 in recognition of her outstanding record and achievements in the service of humanity. Fortune magazine had this to say about her “As special adviser on post-2015 development planning to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Mohammed had to rally 193 countries to endorse the same objectives for the next 15 years. Acting as the point person for the Sustainable Development Goals, she helped bridge the divide between developing countries and First World nations, and by September all member states signed on to 17 goals related to wiping out poverty and tackling climate change. Now Nigeria’s Environment Minister, Mohammed is trying to make renewables a bigger factor in the oil-producing country’s energy strategy.”
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Amina Mohammed was the only Nigerian on the list of 50 and one of 13 women who included Angela Merkel, Chai Jing, Rosie Batty and others.
The 54 year old is also the founder and CEO of the Centre for Development Policy Solutions and an adjunct professor for the Master’s in Development Practice programme at Columbia University.
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