H.E. Ms. Usha Chandnee Dwarka-Canabady
Prior to her appointment to Geneva, Ms. Dwarka-Canabady had been serving as the Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Mauritius since 1 November 2015, also serving as acting Secretary for Foreign Affairs from April to October 2015. She was the Head of the Multilateral Economic Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Regional Integration in Port Louis from January 2007 to March 2013.
A career diplomat, Ms. Dwarka-Canabady served as High Commissioner of Mauritius to India from August 2004 to May 2006, and as Chief of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Regional Cooperation from October 2003 to August 2004. She worked with the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva from January 2003 to August 2003. She served as the Deputy Permanent Representative of Mauritius to the United Nations Office at Geneva and the World Trade Organization from July 1996 to June 2002. She started her career at the Ministry of Education in Port Louis.
Ms. Dwarka-Canabady has a BSc degree in psychology, sociology and English from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom (1982) ; a master’s degree in international politics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (1991) ; and a Certificat du Programme d’Etudes Diplomatique from the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva, Switzerland (1992). She was born in Mauritius on 2 February 1960. She is married with two children