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Abdoulaye Mar Dieye to Head UNDP’s Global Policy Bureau

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner announced today the appointment of Abdoulaye Mar Dieye as the Assistant Secretary-General to lead UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support starting March 1,…  


On the challenge of secure, but open borders

As part of my job, I get to travel across the Europe and Central Asian region and sometimes beyond. But as much as I love experiencing new cultures, traditions, languages or cuisines, unfortunately my…  


Connecting islands, weathering storms

Climate change adaptation specialist Yusuke Taishi helps communities in Tuvalu reduce the risk from disaster.  


Long journey to peace

Tong Try, of the Mine Action Unit at UNDP Cambodia, has dedicated his entire career to ridding his country of landmines and other “explosive remnants of war".  


Keeping the Caribbean safe

Marlon Clarke helps countries and communities manage risk -- so that natural hazards don't become disasters.  


How can data save lives in Asia Pacific?

Shairi Mathur helps UNDP’s Country Offices to build programmes that reduce the risks associated with disasters, and manages the regional preparedness for recovery portfolio.  


Keeping people safe from floods

Aida Hadzic-Hurem creates, implements and promotes UNDP’s projects that reduce the risk of disasters in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  


How to save Mozambique from disasters

Titus Kuuyuor advises the government of Mozambique on how to manage the risks of disasters, and how to adapt to the effects of climate change.  


How I work to end violence against women in Somalia

Victoria Nwogu, from Nigeria, is the Head of the Cross-cutting Unit of our UNDP office in Somalia. She is committed to ending violence against women through addressing gender inequality in Somalia.  


A champion for domestic violence survivors in Montenegro

Kaca Djurickovic is a gender programme manager working on women’s empowerment and gender mainstreaming initiatives with UNDP in Montenegro.  

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