Her Excellency Luisa Diogo, Prime Minister of Mozambique from 2004 to 2010, is one of a number of former senior government officials from Mozambique to hold a qualification from the University of London International Programmes.
At the start of the 1990s, when Mozambique was planning to enter the modern world economy, government members chose to educate themselves by studying for the MSc Financial Economics degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) via distance learning through the University of London International Programmes.
Luisa Diogo has been a strong advocate for providing free reproductive health and general health services in Africa. She has also driven economic and judicial reform and improved social services in Mozambique.
On several occasions, she has been listed among Forbes’ list of ‘100 Most Powerful Women in The World’.