Jonas Mbwangue, a public policy specialist, joined the Sabin Vaccine Institute's Sustainable Immunization Financing program in September of 08'. Since he joined the program, Jonas Mbwangue has been working hard on sustainable immunization financing initiatives in his three program countries Cameroon, Senegal and Mali.
Before coming to work for Sabin, Jonas Mbwangue filled numerous roles in the national and international development arena. He worked as a consultant for the World Bank Institute, as well as for the Learning Arms of the World Bank Group, advocating for good governance of natural, resource-based revenues. Through this work, he gained experience in working with Parliamentarians in both Cameroon and Senegal. In addition, Mr. Mbwangue held the position of Executive Director for the Cameroon National Association for Family Welfare (CAMNAFAW). He also gained experience at the International Planned Parenthood Federation, an internationally recognized reproductive health organization operating in over 180 countries.
Jonas Mbwangue holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Economic Policy Management from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) from Columbia University, New York. He was also a Fellow at Maastricht's School of Governance's Policy and Governance Analysis PhD program at Maastricht University, in the Netherlands. Currently, Mr. Mbwangue is living in Yaounde, Cameroon, the same city where he and SIF Program Director, Mike McQuestion led the SIF sponsored 'Meeting of Mayors' last month. Planning, organizing and executing such events illustrates the skills needed to help an SIF country achieve a sustainable immunization plan.