By Danmaryam Zayamu
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has appointed a new Resident Representative for Nigeria. She is Ms. Ulla Elisabeth Mueller.
She has since submitted her letter of credence to the Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
A statement made available to ExpressDay in Abuja, revealed that Ms Mueller a Danish citizen holds E. Ma. Human Rights and Democracy in 2005 from the European Inter University Centre, Lund University, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute; M.Sc. Economics and Business Administration, specialisation: Strategy, Organisation and Management in 1996 from Copenhagen Business School.
According to the statement, the new UNFPA representative is a lifelong advocate for the rights of women and girls.
“Ms. Müller is a thought leader in human rights, poverty alleviation, and women’s sexual and reproductive health.
“She has a demonstrated track record of achieving mission-driven successes and evolving in the ever-changing international non-profit environment.
“Ms. Muller has held senior-level positions at bilateral, multilateral, and civil society organizations, founded her own business, and most recently led the Southern Africa region for Marie Stopes International (MSI).
“In her various roles, she implemented strategies to create support for and deliver increased access to sexual and reproductive health services, instituted innovative funding and collaboration models with diverse donors and partners, reinvigorated country collaboration and regional learning, and transformed organizational structures to increase impact,” the statement noted.
The statement revealed that Ms Mueller is bringing her wealth of experience as an Associate Partner, Nordic Consulting Group, where she worked from March 2018 to October 2018 as Senior consultant in Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Gender-Based Violence, Equality, Women’s rights and the SDGs.
She also served as the President & CEO, Engender Health, between March 2016 and February 2018, where recorded landmark feats.