UN Secretary-General appoints Bience Gawanas as Special Adviser on Africa

UN Secretary-General appoints Bience Gawanas as Special Adviser on Africa
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United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres announced Monday the appointment of Bience Gawanas of Namibia as Special Adviser on Africa.
She will succeed Maged Abdelaziz of Egypt.
Gawanas, a lawyer by profession, is currently Special Adviser to the Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare. Prior to this, she was Special Adviser to the Minister of Health and Social Services.
Guterres described her as “a champion of women’s health and rights in Africa, she has been commended for her role in initiating far-reaching campaigns such as the continental Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA).”
Gawanes was elected for two terms as the Commissioner for Social Affairs at the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government in 2003 and 2008, during which time she was responsible for advocacy as well as the harmonisation and coordination of regional and continental policies and programme on promoting social development.
She was Ombudswoman of Namibia from 1996 to 2003.