United Nations, New York
Ambassador Daudi N. Mwakawago, Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania, has been his country's ambassador to Italy and Permanent Representative to the Food and Agriculture Organization. He has also held several ministerial positions: Minister of Information and Broadcasting (1972-1977); Minister of Information and Culture (1982-1983); Minister of Labour and Manpower Development (1983-1987); and Minister of Industry and Trade (1987).
He began his carrer at Kivukoni College in Dar-es-Salaam, where he served as tutor from 1965 to 1970, Vice Principal during 1970, and Principal, from 1971 to 1972. Following his term as Minister of Information and Broadcasting, he again served as Principal of Kivukoni College, from 1970 to 1980.
A member of Parliament from 1970 to 1990, Mr. Mwakawago was Chairman of its Foreign Affairs Committee from 1989 to 1990. He was also a member of the Party Constitution Commission and later of the Constituent Assembly (1976-1977), the Central Committee (1977-1992) and the National Executive Committee (1977-1992).
From 1981 to 1982, he was the chief executive of his political party and has also held other senior party positions. He was Secretary for Political Propaganda and Mass Mobilization, from 1983 to 1987. From 1988 to 1991, he was Secretary for the Control and Disciplinary Commission of the National Executive Committee of the ruling party.
Ambassador Mwakawago has served on the Board of Directors of the National Development Corporations, the National Museum, the National Library Service, the Institute of Adult Education, the National Advisory Council on Education, the National Scientific Research, the Tanzania Industrial and Research Development Organization. He was also Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Cooperative College.
During his career, Ambassador Mwakawago has also served as a member of the Income Tax Local Committee, the African Adult Education Association and the Historical Association of Tanzania. He has also served as Chairman of the National Adult Education Association of Tanzania; the Tanzania Wildlife Corporation; the Apartheid Committee of the International Labour Organisation; Tanzania Standard Newspapers Ltd.; and the International Conference on Peace and Security in Southern Africa, held from 1989 to 1990.
Ambassador Mwakawago graduated with a B.A. degree from Makwere University (1965) and did post-graduate studies in Adult Education and African Politics at the Victoria University of Manchester (U.K.) in 1987 and obtained a diploma.
Born in Iringa in Tanzania on 19 September 1939, Ambassador Mwakawago is married and has three children and one adopted daughter.