Dr Okonjo Iweala has been honoured by the Tel Aviv Univerisity in Israel, with an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy Degree for her work on Economics Development, Poverty Alleviation, Transparency and Inclusion.
The former Minister of Finance of Nigeria, Dr Okonjo Iweala who broke the news to her followers on her social media account a few hours ago, posted some photos from the ceremony alongside her fellow awardees with this caption:
“Wonderful to receive an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy degree from Tel Aviv University for my work on Economic Development, Poverty Alleviation, Transparency and Inclusion.
With Chair Board of Governors TAU Dr Jacob Frenkel, President TAU, Prof Joseph Klafter and fellow honorees including Former Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen, Chair UBS and former Chair ECB and Bundesbank Dr Axel Weber.” See more photos:
Before announcing that she was awarded with an honorary Doctorate of Philosophy, she had earlier taken to her social media to say that she gave a lecture in Tel Aviv, on the Geopolitical Economic Symposium presenting on the real world developing problems and emerging markets. Her presentation was centred on technology and Africa. She said:
“In Tel Aviv discussing technology, innovation and partnerships with Africa in agritech and digital health with tech entrepreneurs, civil society, and public and private sector participants. At the Start-Up Nation Hub with Wendy Singer, Davidi Vortman and others.”