Occupation: Professional field
Occupational Position: Economic Affairs at United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Ms. Ajambo has researched and covered contemporary economic and social issues, contributing to high-level policy development and providing intergovernmental support through the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA); undertaking strategic policy analysis at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) where she contributed to the first Africa Region Human Development Report; and planned, led and coordinated a field mission with the African Development Bank (AfDB) East Africa Regional Service Center.
Ajambo has recently served as an economic affairs officer with the Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination at UN Headquarters in New York, where she evaluated and reported on progress of the implementation of the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR), the primary policy instrument for defining the United Nations’ Operational Activities for Development. She has consulted, performing strategic policy and programme analysis for organizations including the Harvard China Fund, Allianz SE, All Africa Global Media, and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). Her Africa-related work has been published in scholarly journals and online with the Michigan Journal of Political Science and Harvard Business Publishing among others.
Masters in Public Policy degree Kennedy School, Harvard University; B.A. (Hons) degree magna cum laude in Political Science/ International Relations from Carleton College in Minnesota, USA; Graduate of the Red Cross Nordic United World College in Norway; Jeanne Sauvé Scholar through McGill University in Montreal Canada; Public Policy and International Affairs’ Fellow through Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. She is on the Board of the New Horizons Initiative Inc., an organization dedicated to promoting the interests and welfare of Kenyan students and underprivileged Kenyans.
2008 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow