Ms. Halimatou Hima

Minister Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Niger to the UN

Halimatou Hima is Minister Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Niger to the UN where she works on Security Council affairs including children and armed conflict, humanitarian issues, and women, peace and security. She is completing a PhD at the University of Cambridge where she is a Cambridge-Africa Trust scholar, doing research in Development Studies. Halimatou has worked extensively on community and economic development programs in Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Burkina Faso, among other contexts and was part of the World Bank’s Global Delivery Initiative, where she co-authored several publications. Halimatou has also published book chapters and research papers on education, socioeconomic inequalities, critical gender analysis and public sector reforms. She was the 2018-2020 Next Einstein Forum (NEF) and organized the first series of Africa Science Week in Niger covering several regions and impacting thousands of students. Halimatou holds a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University – Kennedy School of Government, through a Harvard Presidential Scholarship and a bachelor in Africana Studies and Economics from Wellesley College where she was an Albright Fellow

11.00 AM - 12.00 PM Discussion

Monday 23rd Nov

Overview of the challenges and opportunities in Africa

The African region or the mother continent, known for its abundant natural resources and favorable conditions, creates a multitude of opportunities for all.

The session aims to introduce the different challenges Africa is facing but also how to switch these challenges into opportunities for youth