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Amb. Dr. Josephine Ojiambo

Former Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations


Dr. Josephine Ojiambo is Ambassador/Deputy Permanent Representative at the Kenya Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, where she notably engages with a range of committees at the UN General Assembly on themes including international peace and security development and humanitarian aid. At the United Nations she provides inputs to processes of South South collaboration, UN Women, ATT and development, the MDGs, and Global Governance among others. Prior to representing Kenya at the United Nations, Dr. Ojiambo managed a Public Health Consultancy in Kenya. She has worked in the private sector and with non-governmental organizations advocating for multi-sector interventions to promote equity in social development, particularly for women, for the youth and for vulnerable people. Additionally, she has worked for the Ministry of Health, for the Ministry of Planning and National Development and for other Government departments in Kenya.


Amb. Dr. Ojiambo is an active member in a number of organizations, including the Women’s Democracy Network, the Medical Women International Association, and the Pan African Women’s Organization, among others. She holds a Master’s degree (with Distinction) in Public Health and Community Medicine, a degree in Medicine and Surgery and several certified skills, including one in diplomacy.

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