Eric M. Kashambuzi, Ugandan, graduated in Geography; Economics, Demography, International Law and Diplomacy, and Sustainable Development.
He taught Geography and Economics at the Universities of Nairobi and Addis Ababa in Kenya and Ethiopia.
He worked as an Economist in the East African Community and in the African, Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP) Secretariat.
He then joined the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and worked in various capacities and in different areas in Ethiopia, Zambia, Swaziland and in New York, covering Country and Regional Programs activities. He worked closely with national governments, African Ambassadors in New York and with intergovernmental organizations such as the African Development Bank, Economic Commission for Africa, the Organization of African Unity (now African Union), Southern African Development Community (SADC), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD); the United Nations General Assembly including its plenary meetings and those of the Second and Third Committees on financial, economic, social, environmental, gender and humanitarian issues as well as the work of its main organs such as Economic and Social Council and the Security Council; as well as the Executive Board of UNDP and UNFPA.
Currently, he is Senior Policy Advisor on the United Nation Millennium Project, which advises the United Nations Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals.
He has authored four books on African development challenges and opportunities and has been a guest speaker at African Students Associations at MIT and Harvard; McGill; Columbia Universities as well as at Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges in the USA.