NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Special Advisor UN General Secretary Amina Mohammed speaks during the 2015 Social Good Summit at 92Y on September 27, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)Mireya Acierto — Getty Images
- TitleMinister of Environment
As special adviser on post-2015 development planning to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Mohammed had to rally 193 countries to endorse the same objectives for the next 15 years. Acting as the point person for the Sustainable Development Goals, she helped bridge the divide between developing countries and First World nations, and by September all member states signed on to 17 goals related to wiping out poverty and tackling climate change. Now Nigeria’s Environment Minister, Mohammed is trying to make renewables a bigger factor in the oil-producing country’s energy strategy.