Eunice Ajambo is Economic Affairs Officer with the Macroeconomic Policy Division of the UNECA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She most recently served in the same position 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.
Ms. Ajambo has researched and covered a diversity of 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) contributing to the first ever Africa Region Human Development Report; planning, leading, and coordinating a field mission with the African Development Bank (AfDB) East Africa Regional Service Center.
She has consulted, performing strategic policy and programme analysis for organizations including the Harvard China Fund, Allianz SE, AllAfrica 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.
Eunice is a Founding Member of the Womenshphere Emerging Leaders Global Network at the Womensphere Foundation. She is the founder of UgWO (the Uganda Women’s Organization), an NGO, whose objective is to develop the life and entrepreneurial skills of young women from underprivileged backgrounds. As Governing Council Member, Eunice is a Co-Champion for Mobilizing Women. She is also a Vital Voices Rising Voice with the Vital Voices Global Partnership, for her vision of women leading change.
Eunice Ajambo is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, with a Master of Public Policy degree. She studied the International Baccalaureate Diploma at Red Cross Nordic United World College in Norway, and she holds a B.A (Hons) degree magna cum laude, International Relations/Political Economy from Carleton College, USA. Ms. Ajambo is a Jeanne Sauvé Scholar through McGill University in Montreal Canada; an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow at the African Leadership Institute at Oxford University, and a Public Policy and International Affairs’ Fellow through Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. She speaks Norwegian, Kiswahili and basic French.