Penang Monthly celebrated the appointment of Dato’ Seri Maimunah Sharif as Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) over a year ago by publishing an interview (April 2018) with her about her hopes and dreams in taking on that highly prestigious position. Now based in Nairobi, she has had an exciting year, with much already achieved, and with much more to achieve in the future. We caught up with her recently while she was back in Penang, where she has been the first woman president of the Municipal Council of Seberang Perai and mayor of the City Council of Penang Island; and had her on our Penang Institute Chats. We also managed to squeeze in a short interview with her about her highly influential work.
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