Eunice Ajambo ’06 (Political Science/International Relations) received the 2015 Global Female Leadership Impact Award and was inducted into the Global Women Leaders Hall of Fame by the Center for Economic and Leadership Development (CELD) in partnership with the CEO Clubs Network Worldwide, and the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL Women) USA, at the South America-Africa-Middle East-Asia Women Summit held December 12-13, 2015 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Juma Bin Maktoum Juma Al Maktoum. She also presented on the topic “How Women Rebuilt Rwanda.”
Eunice Ajambo holds the post of Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Macroeconomic Policy Division, Governance and Public Sector Management Section, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Originally from Uganda, she came to Carleton College as a Kellogg/Davis United World College (UWC) Scholar from the Red Cross Nordic UWC of Norway and went on to graduate from Carleton with honors, attend McGill University in Canada and earn her MA in public policy at the Kennedy School at Harvard.
In her position with UNECA, Ajambo monitors, evaluates and reports on progress in the implementation of the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR), the primary instrument for defining the United Nations’ Operational Activities for Development. Her days include reporting on deliberations of Member States of the UN on their progress in promoting development in their countries; reviewing strategic and annual reports of UN Agencies, Funds and Programs on their activities; facilitating engagement of civil society organizations with the United Nations System at forums and conferences, and meeting with colleagues from various divisions of the United Nations System.
Past CELD honorees have included the former President of Malawi, H.E. Joyce Banda; former Vice President of Zimbabwe, Hon. Joice Mujuru; Her Excellency, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, UAE’s Minister for International Cooperation and Development; Mrs. Lordina Dramani Mahama, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana; H.E., Madam Salma Kikwete, First Lady of the United Republic of Tanzania; Tariq Al Gurg, CEO, Dubai Cares; HH Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qassimi, Chairman of Shurooq; H.E., DatinPaduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of the Prime Minister of Malaysia; H.E., Rev. Denise Bucumi Nkurunziza, First Lady of the Republic of Burundi; H.E., Penehupifo Pohamba, former First Lady of the Republic of Namibia; wife of the then Prime Minister of Kenya, Dr. Ida Odinga; Mrs. Haifa Al Kaylani, Chairman Arab International Women Forum, United Kingdom; wives of various state governors and regional heads; Wendy Luhabe of South Africa; Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, Speaker of Parliament of Uganda; Rt. Hon. Anne Makinda, Speaker of Parliament of Tanzania; Hon. Mulikat Adeola-Akanda, House Leader, Nigerian House of Representatives; and other notable international business and political female leaders.