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ALMOs 2024

June 2024

Namutebi Edith Nsubuga, Minister Counselor, Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ph.D. in International Development (’17)

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Dr. Namutebi Edith Nsubuga is a distinguished Ugandan diplomat currently serving as the Minister Counselor and Head of Commercial and Economic Diplomacy at the Uganda Embassy in Kinshasa, DRC. Edith has extensive experience in international relations, having served in diplomatic missions in Japan, South Africa, and the DRC. She has played key roles in peace processes, regional integration, and economic development and has received numerous awards, including the Ambassador for Peace Prize from the Universal Peace Federation. Passionate about public service, she aspires to contribute to environmental sustainability, peace, and a dynamic public sector. Edith holds a Masters in Management Science from Uganda Management Institute (2002) and a Ph.D. in International Development from GRIPS (2017). 

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May 2024

Dheni Wiguna, Team Leader of Stakeholders Management Team, Directorate General of Taxation, Government of Indonesia, Economics, Planning and Public Policy Program (’09)

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Dheni Wiguna, a State College of Accountancy graduate, joined the Directorate General of Customs and Excise in 1996 as a Customs Auditor, pioneering joint audits with the Directorate General of Taxes. Transitioning to the Secretariat General of the Ministry of Finance in 2018, he became a Change Management Officer. Currently, as Team Leader of Stakeholders Management at the Indonesian Tax Authority, he ensures stakeholder readiness for system changes.Dheni holds a Masters in Public Policy from GRIPS (2009) and a Masters in Economic Development from Gadjah Mada University (2008), with Bachelor's degrees in Accounting. Additionally, he's a Certified Accountant (2016) and Prosci Certified Change Practitioner (2020)

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April 2024

Tibor Schaffhauser, Co-Founder / Senior Climate Policy Advisor, Green Policy Center, Young Leaders Program (’18)

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With over a decade of experience in international climate and development issues, Tibor Schaffhauser is a founding member of the Green Policy Center, a Hungarian sustainability think tank established in 2020.Prior to this, Tibor held numerous leadership roles in national and international climate policy-making and implementation in Hungary's public administration. His contributions extended to the Energy Community Secretariat in Vienna, where he served as a Climate Policy Advisor, supporting contracting parties in national policy planning. Additionally, Tibor co-established the Clean Air Regions Initiative, aiding air quality planning in 11 Western Balkans municipalities.Tibor earned his MA in public policy from GRIPS in 2018.

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March 2024

Mutsuko Fujii, Vice President and Professor, Osaka University of Education, Domestic Course GSPS (’90)

Tupu_01After graduating from Kyoto University Faculty of Education, Mutsuko Fujii joined the Osaka Prefectural Government in 1986. In 1988, she enrolled in GRIPS’ predecessor, the Graduate School of Policy Science at Saitama University. Upon returning to Osaka two years later, she worked in personnel, finance, and educational administration. In 2017, Fujii assumed the role of Director of the Health and Medical Department, spearheading various initiatives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. After retiring from the Osaka Prefectural Government, Fujii was appointed as Vice President and Professor at Osaka University of Education in April 2023.

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February 2024

Caroline Waqabaca, Chief Manager Financial System Development & Acting Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of Fiji, Transition Economy Program (’07)

Tupu_01Caroline Waqabaca is the Chief Manager Financial System Development at the Reserve Bank of Fiji since January 2023, and currently Acting Deputy Governor for the Bank. She has been with the Bank for over 30 years serving in various capacities including Manager Corporate Communications (2003-2006), Chief Economist (2010-2017), and Head of Financial Markets (2018-2022). From 2013-2015, she was seconded to the IMF as Advisor to the Executive Director in the South East Asia Voting Group (SEAVG) office. She is currently responsible for payment systems development, consumer protection and driving financial inclusion. Caroline holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Economics from the University of the South Pacific and a Master in Public Policy from GRIPS (2007).

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January 2024

Ibrahim Zuhuree, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations in New York (PMNY), Ph.D. in Advanced Policy Studies (’17)

Tupu_01Dr. Ibrahim Zuhuree is the current Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations since August 2020. His distinguished career includes roles such as Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Secretary-General at the Maldives Civil Service Commission, and Director at various departments within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Nepal. Holding a Ph.D. in Advanced Policy Studies from GRIPS, and a Master's degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Zuhuree has been recognized with prestigious awards, including the Global Governance Scholarship and Australian Development Scholarships.

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