Read about Josephine Mule

Josephine Mule
National Programme Officer
Global Maritime Crime Programme, Regional Office in Eastern Africa, UN Office on Drugs and Crime


What brought you to a career in technology at the United Nations?

My aspiration is to use technology to make a difference. I have academic training in Information Technology and Information Systems. I joined the UN from the private sector, while I was doing my Master's in Information Systems. I have had the pleasure of working on very exciting projects within the UN.


What has been your favorite IT project at the United Nations and what was your technical contribution?

Every project I have worked on has been interesting. One of my favorite projects was being the technical lead on UNEP's data portal. I started working on the project when the platform was first starting, at that point it was known as UNEPLive. At that point, I was uploading data and doing basic coding on the platform. I grew to become the technical lead on the platform and led the rebranding technical transition from UNEPLive to the current World Environment Situation Room (WESR).


What advice would you give women interested in pursuing a field in technology?

Go for it! Bring the fresh approach and unique perspectives to meet challenges, solve problems and design new products.