Former Mayor of Monrovia, Liberia
Right after I became mayor, we had to face the ebola challenge and that in and of itself changed the dynamics on how you manage the city because you had to create the means to make sure that: news and information got out there; awareness-raising was properly done; and preventative measures were taken for people in the city and those who were cleaning the city. It was very challenging.
Clara Doe-Mvogo is the former Mayor of Monrovia, Liberia, and Chair of the Monrovia City Council. During the Ebola Virus Disease crisis she served as Co-Chair for the Montserrado County Incident Management System for Ebola, and also as Chair of the Medical Waste Management System for Ebola Response Committee. She has served as National Technical Coordinator of the West Africa Quality Programme for ECOWAS and UEMOA, which was implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). In that position, she was responsible for the establishment of the National Standards Laboratory of Liberia for the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. She worked as a consultant on a study on gender issues conducted by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) in Liberia. She provided technical assistance in the establishment of Quality Assurance Programme for the Ghana Health Services Regional Hospital laboratories. Mrs. Mvogo holds a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Chemistry, and is a registered Medical Technologist.
She is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Sinkor, Liberia, and currently a member of the Board of Trustee of the AME University in Liberia. Mrs. Mvogo was the keynote speaker at the 2015 European Development Days Pre-Opening Program. She also chaired several high level panels at the 7th Africities Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa and was a member of a high level panel at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York, in September of 2016. In May of 2016, she chaired a high level panel at the World Bank meeting in Dublin, Ireland for Least Developed Countries.
Fewer than 5% of the women of the world are mayors; that’s a very low number and I am one of them. They’re going to have to listen to us because we’re going to be speaking with one voice.