Hope Tumukunde, a former African Public Service Fellow at NYU Wagner, Describes Global Program to End Violence Against Women and Girls
Hope Tumukunde, a recent African Public Service Fellow at NYU Wagner, is working on an initiative in Kigali City, Rwanda to end violence against women and girls.
A city of nearly 1 million people and the capital of Rwanda, Kingali was one of five pilot cities included in the “Safe Cities Free of Violence Against Women and Girls Global Programme" sponsored by UN Women and other partners and launched in 2010. Ms. Tumukunde is Deputy Mayor of Kingali.
Ms. Tumukunde graduated in 2008 from Wagner (MPA, International Policy and Management). Based in good measure on her oustanding academic standing and professional stature, she was selected to be the guest speaker at the school's Convocation ceremonies that May.
Before attending Wagner as a Fellow, Ms. Tumukunde served as the Governor of Butare province in southern Rwanda, and as Governor of the Kigali Ngali province. She also worked as an employee of the government of Rwanda.
Immediately after completing her Wagner degree, she returned to her native Rwanda and served there as Commissioner at the Rwanda National Human Rights Commission.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Appoints NYU Wagner Dean Sherry Glied to Evidence-Based Policymaking Panel
NYU Wagner Dean and Professor of Public Service Sherry Glied will serve on a new bipartisan commission to look at ways to use data more effectively to measure the impact of federal tax and spending programs.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi appointed Dean Glied to the 10-seat Evidence Based Policymaking Commission.
House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) pressed for a commission in their capacity as chair of the House and Senate Budget Committees, respectively, after negotiating to keep the government open in 2013.
The panel will look at how federal data is used, and whether the data can be organized better to improve measurement of the effectiveness of federal tax and spending programs, as Bloomberg reported.
The legislation creating the Commission was passed in March.