Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 18:30 CET
PWA Special Event
WFP The Nobel Peace Prize
Mutinta Chimuka is a strategic, visionary leader with more than 20 years of experience in development and emergency/humanitarian work. She began her UN career in her home country of Zambia and since has served in a number of operations including Afghanistan, Nigeria, Ghana, and Djibouti.
Mutinta was deployed in various distressed areas around the world: Among others, she served as WFP’s Representative and Country Director in Djibouti supporting the humanitarian aid to Yemen, and as Head of WFP’s Office in Maiduguri, Northen Nigeria, a city that is strongly affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the region. Mutinta Chimuka holds a degree from the Clarion University of Pennsylvania, USA.
After 13 years working in WFP’s operations across East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, and Sudan), Cheryl recently transferred to WFP’s headquarters in Rome as Deputy Director of the division responsible for cash transfers. Her academic home is Gender and Development. Before joining WFP in 2002, Cheryl was a sessional lecturer in Women’s Studies at the University of Victoria and a lead researcher for the Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women.
Japanese national, MBA (UK), MA in Economics (Mexico). International best-selling author of the recently published book “What Grandma Taught Me: A Worldwide Tribute to Grandmothers and Their Legacies”.
Keiko worked for WFP from 1995 until 2020 in several different roles, including Head of Donor Relations and as Policy and Programme Advisor in Afghanistan, Indonesia, Japan, and HQ in Rome, until she retired as Deputy Country Director in the Kyrgyz Republic. Currently, she is engaged in speaking engagements about her book.
Gabrielle brings over three decades experience as a cultural change consultant, trainer, recruiter, and manager including 13 years of field experience in the Middle East and Africa, where she lived in Syria, Jordan, Sudan, and Uganda before coming to Rome. WFP is her fifth UN organisation, while she started out in the private sector.
As Ombudsman she brings constructive conflict resolution and critical change to the benefit of the WFP and its almost 20,000 employees in over 85 countries. Gabrielle interprets the role of Ombudsman as one of a Coach, Influencer, Innovator, and Agent of Change.
All participants are requested to RSVP by the 9th of February on our website form and will receive all the ZOOM details necessary to connect to this special event.
Check-in commences at 18:15. The event starts at 18.30 and will last for one hour.
Be sure to register and bring your questions to actively participate.