Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Receives 2017 Aspen Institute Madeleine Albright Award

Recently updated on October 25th, 2022 at 07:53 am

Dr. (Mrs) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been awarded with the 2017 Aspen Institute Madeliene Albright award during the 2017 Aspen Institute Madeleine K. Albright Global Development Lecture.

At the lecture event Dr. (Mrs) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala spoke on how technology – from biometrics to drones, to life-saving vaccines supported by Gavi, to geospatial data – is enabling development and development-spurring technology.

Mrs. Iweala, former Finance Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria will be the fifth person to receive such award.

The Aspen Institute Madeleine K. Albright Global Development Lecture recognizes an exceptional individual whose vision has provided breakthrough thinking to tackle the challenges of global development.

Dr. Ngozi is the recipient of numerous awards including recognition as one as one of Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women in the World, Foreign Policy’s 100 Global Thinkers, and Fortune’s 50 Greatest World Leaders. She is currently Senior Advisor at Lazard, and Chair of the board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization.

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