Interview with Dato’ Seri Maimunah Sharif: Changing the World – City by City

By Ooi Kee Beng

April 2019 FEATURE
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UN-Habitat Executive Director Dato' Seri Maimunah Mohd Sharif participating in the first ever monthly clean-up with Kibra green youth group in Nairobi, Kenya.
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,...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: