2011 Tutu Fellow Jacqueline Muna Musiitwa has been appointed to the United Nations Committee for Development Policy. She joins 23 other experts.
The Comittee for Development Policy is a subsidiary of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and advises the Council on a wide range of issues that are relevant for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 24 members who serve on the committee are nominated in their personal capacity by the U.N. Secretary-General and are appointed by ECOSOC to reflect a wide range of development experience as well as geographical and gender balance.
Other members of the committee include Winifred Byanyima of Uganda, the Executive Director of Oxfam International; Ha-Joon Chang of South Korea), a lecturer in Development Studies at Cambridge; and Mariana Mazzucato of Italy, a Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London. The members of the Committee serve for a three-year term from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021.
Jacqueline joins the committee in her capacity as the Founder and Managing Partner of Hoja Law Group (New York/Kigali). She is an expert in African commercial affairs and innovative problem-solving. She was tapped for her background in legal transactions, market entry and expansion strategy, risk mitigation and government and investor relations. She has experience in government, international organizations, the private sector, civil society and academia in various global markets.