By S A Brondon
Updated at 14:23 GMT on Saturday 27th March 2021
On 18th February 21 UN Resident coordinator Rosa Malango alongside Elsie Attafuah and FAO country representative Dr Antonio Querido led members of Youth Coalition for SDGs at Kawumu State Lodge which hosts Presidential Demonstration Farm Project. HICGI News Agency today shares with you who Ms. Elsie G. Attafuah is.
Ms. Elsie G. Attafuah, is the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Resident Representative for Uganda.
As RR, she leads and is accountable for harnessing and directing the full potential of UNDP’s capabilities and associated partnerships, in support of Uganda’s development goals. Prior to this, she managed UNDP’s Climate and Forests office in Africa, providing technical guidance to 28 countries.
Ms. Attafuah has over twenty years of global experience in programme development, management and implementation, organizational and strategic management, partnerships brokering, resource mobilization.
Her professional experience spans years of working with UNDP, the Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), Government Ministries, private sector, and civil society.
Ms. Attafuah holds a Masters’ Degree in International Affairs from the University of Ghana, a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Diploma in Education from the University of Cape-Coast.
UNDP in Uganda
Although UNDP has been in Uganda for over 50 years, its formal relationship with the Government of Uganda began with the signing of the Standard Basic Assistance Agreement on 29 April 1977. This agreement defines ‘the basic conditions under which UNDP and its executing agencies shall provide assistance to the government in carrying out its projects, and under which the projects shall be undertaken’. As Uganda’s partner of choice for development knowledge sharing, building and strengthening national capacities, UNDP continues to ensure that the achievement of the new global Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remains a key item on the national agenda. Although priorities have evolved over the years, UNDP’s commitment to Uganda continues to be to empower lives and build a resilient nation.
The UNDP country team is led by a Resident Representative who has full responsibility and ultimate authority on behalf of the UNDP Administrator for the programme in all its activities in the country. This includes full accountability and compliance with existing audit requirements. The UNDP Uganda Country Office is comprised of a Programme team which carries out activities identified in the current Country Programme Document. The implementation of these activities is made possible through the support of the Operations team.