Dr. Julitta Onabanjo

A national of the US and Nigeria, Dr. Julitta took up this position in August 2021, bringing to the role her over 24 years of experience in programme management, development, advocacy, partnerships and leadership with UNFPA. Prior to her current position, Julitta was Director of UNFPA’s East and Southern Africa Region, where her leadership contributed immensely to resource mobilization efforts, partnership development and strengthening with regional actors, aligning the countries of the region behind a common Africa position on ICPD25. Since joining UNFPA in 1995, and again in 2001, Julitta has held several positions both at UNFPA headquarters and at country level; serving as Technical Adviser and Special Assistant to the Executive Director and as UNFPA Representative in Tanzania and the Republic of South Africa.

Julitta holds a Master of Community Health in Developing Countries degree from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree from the University of Zambia, and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology degree from the University of London.