Prior to her appointment as the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan, Ms. Son was Director of Corporate Programme Division the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in New York between 2011 and 2017. Ms. Son served previously as the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Thailand between 2007 and 2011 and was UNDP Country Director in Indonesia between 2003 and 2007. Ms. Son also served at UNDP in East Timor and Somalia. Before joining the UN system, Ms. Son worked briefly in Lehman Brothers, New York and also in Nigeria for the Country Women’s Association of Nigeria.
Adjaratou Fatou Ndiaye, a Senegalese national, has held the position of UN Women Country Representative in Sudan since July 2018. Prior to moving to Sudan, she was the Deputy Representative of the UN Women Country Office in Nigeria. She has long time experience working on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and considers herself as a member of the Women’s Movement in Africa. She also worked as Program Manager with UN Women in Uganda, and before joining UN Women in Senegal as Programme Officer, she was working with national and international NGOs such as, Oxfam GB, CONGAD and Aid Transparency. Her academic background is in law, she holds a diploma from Facultés de Droit, Universités de Montpellier et Lyon, France.
Mr. Abdullah A. Fadil was appointed as UNICEF Representative in Sudan in June 2016. He has over 20 years of experience in strategic management, peace-making and peace-building, international humanitarian relief and development work, public administration, political analysis in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.
Prior to this role, Mr. Fadil served as the Director of the UN Humanitarian Monitoring Mechanism for Syria (2014-2016). He was also the Deputy Head of Mission and Chief of Staff for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW-UN Joint Mission in Syria (2013-2014). From 2010 to 2013 he was the Chief of Mission Support for the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization.
Mr. Fadil has significant work experience in Sudan. He served as the Chief Human Resources for (UNMIS), based in Khartoum, from 2004 to 2006, and as the Head of Office in South Darfur from 2006 to 2008 and 2009 to 2010. He also served as Chief Field Operations for Africa with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) from 2008 to 2009.
Mr. Fadil holds two Master of Science degrees: one in Public Policy and Management from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and one in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the London School of Economics (LSE). He is married with four children.
Dr. Coulibaly leads the World Bank office in Sudan. The World Bank In Sudan maintains a portfolio of approximately $130 million across a range of areas, including education, health, agriculture, natural resource management, climate change, peace-building, and public financial management.
Mr Alexio Musindo
Director ILO Country Office for Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan and South-Sudan and Special Representative to the AU and UN ECA
Alexio, a national of Zimbabwe, has more than 20 years of experience of international development work across several countries in Africa. As ILO Representative, Alexio currently manages and leads ILO country programmes in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, and also serves as the ILO Special Representative to the African Union and Economic Commission for Africa. Having started his UN career in 1998 at the ILO Regional Office for Africa in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Alexio has represented the ILO across several countries in East and Southern Africa
Atila Uras is UN Environment’s Sudan Country Programme Manager with more than 20 years of experience on environmental governance, sustainable development, climate change adaptation, integrated coastal zone management and nature conservation and the civil society/government/private sector relations at national and international levels. After working with the NGOs like WWF, he joined UN in 2006 as a Project Manager at UNDP Turkey. He worked as Governance Officer in UNEP/MAP Secretariat in Athens, and as the Assistant Resident Representative (Programme) of UNDP Turkey in until 2017, before moving back to UNEP in Sudan. Atila studied Civil Engineering and holds a Master’s degree on coastal engineering and coastal zone management.
Mr. Babagana Ahmadu, a national of Nigeria, is a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Edinburgh, UK and a Ph.D. from the University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia. He began his career in 1988 at the Nigerian Agricultural Cooperative and Rural Development Bank. In 1989, he became Assistant Lecturer at the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria. He worked as a Lecturer at the Universities of Zambia, a Senior Veterinary Officer at the Ministry of Agriculture in Botswana, and Director of the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa. Mr. Ahmadu joined FAO in 2008 as FAO Representative in the Gambia. Since 2013, he has served as FAO Representative in Namibia. Mr. Ahmadu succeeded Mr. Jama as FAO Representative in the Sudan in June 2017.
Dr. Hameed Nuru is the Representative and Country Director of the World Food Programme in Sudan. He assumed his duties in July 2015. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Nuru was with Global Alliance Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) from 2009 - 2014. As the Senior Director Policy & External Affairs, he has vast experience in the areas of policy, advocacy, partnerships and communications. Overseeing a global portfolio as the spokesperson of GALVmed, he also managed the Africa and India offices. From 2006 – 2008, he worked with the African Union - Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (IBAR) based out of Nairobi, Kenya as the Senior Policy Officer Livestock & Fisheries.
More than 18 years’ professional experience in urban and regional planning, urban development, housing, land and property rights (HLP), disaster risk management and emergency response including 6 years’ experience in Japan and 12 years with the UN-Habitat in challenging and/or crisis-affected field environment including Kosovo, Iraq, Libya, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Sudan. Represented UN-Habitat HQ as a Sector Leader of Housing and Land in the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) team in Moldova and in Cape Verde. Ph.D. of Engineering (urban and regional planning/disaster risk management), Chartered Town Planner of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) in the U.K. and the First Class Architect in Japan.
Globally experienced senior manager with expertise leading large-scale humanitarian response programs as well as recovery and reconstruction in post-conflict/post-crisis environments. Mr. Diana succeeded in designing, planning and implementing multi-million dollar programmes with expertise in operations, administration, budget development / oversight, human resources and logistics and in influencing and motivating field teams to achieve often-challenging mandates and deliverables despite frequent roadblocks and working in high-pressure, unstable environments. Mr. Diana lead post-conflict, early recovery / recovery and transformation programmes, including coordinating structures in emergency and crisis management and liaising with local governments and military forces. Mr. Diana draws cross-cultural expertise and language skills to thrive in varied cultural spaces, partner with diverse audiences and build powerful coalitions. Mr. Diana has a successful track record in resource mobilization efforts and in securing multi-donor financial support by outlining data-driven strategies, credible plans of actions and clear visions of success.
Mr. Mohamed Elsayed Abdelmomen currently serves as UNIDO’s Country Representative for Sudan and brings in more than 20 years of professional experience in international development and humanitarian assistance. Prior to joining UNIDO, Mohamed worked for ACORD (UK based Charity) Ockenden International (UK based Charity), UNMIS and UNDP. He holds Ph.D. in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship Development) from Sudan University of Science & Technology, MBA from University of Juba, Sudan and B.Sc. (General) in Management Studies from the University of Khartoum, Sudan.
For the last three decades Munier has been actively working as an organizational leader and strategic change manager at the international level with diverse and multi-cultural working environments in both development and humanitarian sector, most of it in complex and fragile situations.
Munier has worked in different countries in long & short assignments (i.e. United Kingdom, Mali, Niger, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Yemen, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania and Great lakes and recently back to Sudan), Worked with different organisations (i.e. ILO, UNDP, IRW, HelpAge International, NRC, Plan International and now with UNOPS)
Munier is a holder of an MSc. in Managing Rural change from University of London, Peace and conflict reconciliation certificate from University of Coventry, certificate in humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster from Harvard Humanitarian Initiatives, Harvard University, as well as many other professional courses and certificates in Disaster Management from University of Wisconsin, (US), PMD Pro certificate, Partnering skills for strategic engagement (United Nations System Staff Colleague) etc.
Mr. Kroupkine, Russian nationality, began his professional career in 1986 as a Researcher in the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) where he worked until 1994. From 1995 to 1996, he worked in a commercial company ‘Market’. From 1997 to 2002, he worked as a business consultant with SAP Moscow. Then he progressed to the position of Deputy Consulting Director, responsible for project delivery, project portfolio management, risk and crisis management. In June 2002, he joined UNESCO as Chief in the Division of Knowledge Management and Information Systems (KMI). He is the author of numerous scientific articles and publications.
Dr. Selvakumaran Ramachandran (Malaysian) was appointed as UNDP Resident Representative on 8 January 2019.
Prior to this appointment, Selva was UNDP Country Director in Sudan since July 2015. He also served as the Country Director of UNDP Libya (2014 to June 2015); Chief of North East Asia and Mekong Division, Regional Bureau of Asia & Pacific, New York (2010 to 2014); and Country Director of UNDP Yemen (2007 to 2010). He was the Chief of Regional Programme for Regional Bureau of Asia & Pacific, New York (2004 to 2007), Deputy Chief of Southeast Asia and Pacific Division, Regional Bureau for Asia Pacific, New York (2003 to 2004) and Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP Kazakhstan (2000 to 2003). Selva holds a PhD in Asian and International Studies from Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. He also holds also holds a Master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Population Studies from University of Malaya.
Shaukat Abdulrazak is the Director for the Division for Africa, in the Department of Technical Cooperation, at the International Atomic Energy Agency. Under his supervision, he facilitates IAEA technical cooperation support to 45 countries in Africa.
Before joining the IAEA, Shaukat worked as CEO, Kenya National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation. He has over 20 over years working experience as Professor and administrator at University, Chairman and member of National and International boards including; chair, African Technology Policy Studies, member of the Kenya National Economic Social Council, Commissioner of the African Commission on Nuclear Energy and Governor of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology.
Shaukat is a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences, the African Academy of Sciences Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences. He has published over 120 papers in international journals, scientific conference and symposia proceedings. He has been an Editorial Board member and reviewer of several International refereed journals. His Undergraduate studies were at Egerton University, Kenya, his MSc and PhD from University of Aberdeen, UK and his Post Doctorate from Shimane University, Japan.
Being a Civil Engineer (PhD) by profession with almost thirty years of work experience, Mr. Ahmed has worked in more than 25 countries for different international development organisations, including the African Development Bank, the Nile Basin Initiative, World Water Council and, since 2017, IFAD. Being fully trilingual (Arabic, French and English), he further holds a diploma (2005) from the reputed Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in Strasbourg.
In his current position as IFAD Country Director, Mr. Ahmed is responsible for IFAD's program in Sudan, developing future projects and strategies and supervising development operations and budgets, and keeping good partnerships with policy makers, donors and other partner organisations.
Paola Emerson, a dual national of Portugal and the United States of America, has been serving with the United Nations since 1993 in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. She has extensive field experience managing humanitarian responses. More recently, Ms. Emerson served at OCHA’s Headquarters as the Section Chief for Middle East and North Africa after a stint in South Sudan and Yemen. She is currently working in Sudan as the Head of Office, OCHA Sudan since August 2018. She has a Master of Arts degree in Arab Studies from Georgetown University. She is fluent in English, French and Portuguese.
Ms Baha Ahmed Sharief is Country Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers. She has joined the UNV Field Unit in Sudan in 15th July 2119 as a Program Analyst. Prior to joining UNV, She was working with UN WOMEN Sudan as a Women Economic Empowerment Office in charge of the women economic empowerment portfolio in Sudan; in addition to overseeing three different projects in North Kordofan State, Red Sea State and Khartoum State. Furthermore, She has worked with different international organizations and UN Agencies as follows: UNDP as a Project Manager and Capacity Development Officer; DFID and FCO, British Embassy Khartoum as a Program Officer; Care International USA as a Program and Information Officer; Near East Foundation as a Program Coordinator; Teaching Assistant, Ahfad University for Women.
Ms. Catherine Northing is the Chief of Mission for the International Organization for Migration’s mission in Sudan. Ms. Northing brings has over 20 years of international development experience working in executive leadership positions for seven years in Rwanda and Yemen as well as significant programmatic and development expertise working for the United Nations and Non-Government Organizations in Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and the United Kingdom. Ms. Northing holds a Master of Development Studies and a Bachelor of Politics and International Relations (with honours).
Ms. Cristina Albertin is the UNODC Regional Representative for the Middle East and North Africa. With a UN career spanning 28 years, Ms. Albertin joined UNODC in 1994, serving in different capacities in Peru and in Headquarters in Vienna before becoming a UNODC Representative in Bolivia, South Asia, and Nigeria. Before joining UNODC, she worked with the World Food Programme in Bolivia.
Bahraini national, Dr Naeema Al Gasseer is World Health Organization Representative in Sudan and Head of Mission since November 2014. She has over thirty years of experience at country, regional and international level in the areas of health system, humanitarian and development work guided by UN Values.
Naeema is an advocate for equity in protection of health and healthy environment as core for development involving public, private and civil society ‘Health as a Bridge for Peace She has served as WHO Assistant Regional Director based in Cairo covering 22 countries responsible for emergencies, humanitarian response and research for health. She has served as WHO Representative in Iraq, Egypt and led Libya Crisis. She coordinated Health & Nutrition Cluster and was delegated the role of Iraq UN Humanitarian Coordinator several times.
Ms. Noriko Yoshida is a Japanese national who originally joined UNHCR in 1991 (Nigeria operation), and she has since continued working with UNHCR in Africa and UNHCR’s Headquarters. Prior to being the Representative of UNHCR Sudan (2016-present), Noriko was the Deputy Director of UNHCR’s Regional Bureau for Africa in Geneva, Switzerland (2011-2016). She has also worked extensively in Sudan during her early career (1993-2000), and again as a Deputy Representative in UNHCR Sudan (2008-2010). Noriko holds an MA in Political Science from Northwestern University.