The Resident Coordinator Office
The UN Resident Coordinator is the designated representative of the UN Secretary-General in Sudan and guides the UN’s engagement in development activities in the country. The Resident Coordinator’s main responsibilities include ensuring the coordination of the UN’s development activities, creating a platform of coordinated delivery, and promoting the enhancement of national capacities; and ensuring effective advocacy of UN values, standards, principles and activities on behalf of the UN with the highest level of Government.
The UN Resident Coordinator is also responsible for advancing the UN Secretary-General’s ‘increased coherence’ agenda in Sudan. The overall goal of this agenda is to bring UN agencies, funds and programmes to work more closely together to increase effectiveness (improved results), relevance (greater alignment with national priorities) and efficiency (reduced duplication and transactions costs).
The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan
The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Republic of Sudan is Khardiata.
Ms. Lo N’Diaye brings 35 years of experience in development, humanitarian assistance, women empowerment, democratic governance, conflict prevention and peacebuilding. Most recently, she served as Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim in Niger (2020) and as Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) ad interim in Nigeria (2019).
Prior to this, she was Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative in Togo (2011-2018) as well as Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Representative in Niger (2007-2011). Before joining the UN, Ms. Lo N’Diaye held several senior positions in the Senegalese public administration, including as General Manager of the Social Development Fund, as well as in the Ministries of Economy, Women and Children’s Affairs, Social Development, Planning and International Cooperation.
Ms. Lo N’Diaye holds a post-graduate degree in Land Management and Urban Planning, a Masters in Economic Geography and a Bachelors in Geography from La Sorbonne University, France.