Bangladesh Foreign Minister profile: Dr. Dipu Moni

Bangladesh Foreign Minister profile: Dr. Dipu Moni

Dipu Moni
MBBS (DMC), MPH (Johns Hopkins), LLB (NU), LLM (London)

Dr. Dipu Moni is Secretary for Women’s Affairs of the Bangladesh Awami League, historically Bangladesh’s largest political party and a Member of the Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee of the Party. She has been, and continues to be, deeply involved in the electoral and institutional reform and action programme developed by her party to bring a resolution to the crisis which has faced the country before and after the dissolution of Parliament in October, 2006.

Whenever time permits, she pursues her professional concerns in health legislation, policy and management, financing, strategic planning, and health and human rights. She writes, teaches, consults, researches, conducts advocacy programmes, organises and leads free health service clinics with a pool of qualified physicians, and promotes legislation on key issues.

She regularly makes appearances in Court as Counsel.

Educated at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health (MPH), Dhaka Medical College, the country’s premier Medical School (MBBS), and at the University of London (LLM), Dipu Moni has undertaken specialised courses at Johns Hopkins and a course at Harvard on Negotiations and Conflict Resolution.

Dipu Moni is an avid protagonist of representative politics and women’s participation in the political decision-making process. She is one of two Master Trainers for Women Political Activists and has trained women political activists of her own and other political parties under a programme that she helped design and implement with the NDI of the United States.

Dr. Dipu Moni is the daughter of the late M. A. Wadud, a close associate of Bangabandhu and H. S. Suhrawardy, and a founding member of the Awami League, known especially for his role in the Language Movement and for his opposition to successive military governments spanning four decades.

Dipu Moni is married to Tawfique Nawaz, one of two Senior Advocates of the Supreme Court with an Oxbridge legal education. They have one son, Tawquir Rashaad, 19, a law student at the University College London (UCL), winner of the UCL Global Excellence Scholarship from the Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East region, a parampara (generational) exponent, through and with his father, of Alaap (a 2000 year old Indian Classical Musical form) on the Grande Flute and one daughter, Tani Deepavali, 15, already a concert Violinist.

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  1. Jafar Ahmed Eepshan
    Jafar Ahmed Eepshan 30 January, 2016, 08:38

    মমতাময়ী নেত্রী আমাদের দিপু মনি আপা…

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  2. BL
    BL 2 September, 2018, 23:41

    I am COO with an Indian company. Though Dr moni is a widely known and prominent politician in Bangladesh , I treat her as a very seasoned person and a fair political activist at global level. I go through her speech, expression and views in and out of the parliament. As a great scholar Dr moni deserves to be in human service at United nations level. I am her fan since her last visit to India. I reserve my best regards for honourable MP Dr. Dipu Moni.

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