New Regional Director For The Africa Regional Office
Mrs. Rubina Marivonne Haroon, 44, from Seychelles, has been appointed as the new Regional Director of the World Scout Bureau, Africa Regional Office.
Mrs. Haroon holds a BA in International Relations and has worked in the Horn of Africa for the past 14 years. She comes to the World Scout Bureau from the UNDP Kenya Country Office, where she has been the Senior Assistant Resident Representative and Head of the Strategic Outreach Unit since 2004. Prior to joining the UNDP in Kenya, Mrs. Haroon spent 12 years working in Somalia with both the UN and the European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO).
She has spent the past 14 years working directly within the international community undertaking strategic planning, management and oversight of programming. In the past 8 years, she has held various senior positions within the United Nations and has 6 years experience as a technical advisor for the European Union.
Mrs. Haroon will take office on 1st September 2006.
We join the rest of the international Scouting fraternity in wishing her the very best, as she takes up this new and challenging position.
To read more on this appointment, visit: http://scout.org/press/wnews/060714.shtml.en