Governance & Leadership


Rubina Marivonne Haroon

Head of Resource Mobilization

Rubina Marivonne Haroon, Seychelles national, is the Head of Resource Mobilization later this month. Previously she held various senior executive positions in the public sector. Most recently she was Head of the Partnership Development Office (PDO) with the United Nations Office for Project Services, Kenya Operational Hub (UNOPS-KEOH), a United Nations agency based in Nairobi, Kenya. Prior to that Rubina worked for the Aga Khan University East Africa (AKU-EA) as Director of Resource Development; World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) as Regional Director for Africa and Regional Representative, and Senior Partnerships & Policy Advisor for Africa for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Rubina brings 25 years of multi-sector work experience, the majority of which has been in development assistance in Africa and the necessary balance of an understanding of field conditions and the inter-governmental and program management needs of United Nations, European Commission, and major international organization systems. Rubina has considerable and successful experience managing large-scale and more focused programming from funding, monitoring, and evaluation of USD+100 million in food and non-food aid programs to managing partnership development and resource mobilization portfolios in Africa.

Rubina has managed complex outreach programmes addressing donor and UN coordination, resource mobilization, MDG mainstreaming, monitoring and evaluation, and external relations in both humanitarian and development environments. As the UN focal point for the Kenya donor harmonization, alignment, and coordination (HAC) group, Rubina’s responsibilities required the development of international aid-government coordination policy through and aligned with UN Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAF) and associated resource mobilization.

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Agri-scientist Maria Andrade receives M S Swaminathan Award

CHENNAI: Renowned agricultural scientist from Mozambique and World Food Prize 2016 laureate Dr Maria Isabel Andrade was honoured with the ‘Dr M.S. Swaminathan Award for Environment Protection 2017’ by the RotaryClub of Madras East (RCME), at an event in Chennai, on Tuesday. The award, according to a statement, is presented to an individual, company or NGO

New US $280 Million Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa Launched

Four prominent organizations supporting African agriculture join forces in innovative strategic partnership to increase incomes and improve the food security of 30 million smallholder farm households in at least 11 African countries by 2021. Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 5 September 2017 – The multi-million dollar Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA) was launched today at the

Killing hunger in Africa with sweet potatoes

As a 5-year-old growing up in Cape Verde in sub-Saharan Africa, Maria Isabel Andrade had told her mother that she wanted to grow food and make hunger disappear from her town. Growing up in the Sahel region, Ms. Andrade, a leading agronomist, has today succeeded in accomplishing her childhood dream —with bio-fortified sweet potatoes. She


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Rubina Marivonne Haroon

Head of Resource Mobilization