BIOGRAPHY

MS. ANITA KIKI GBEHO – RC, UNDP

Ms.   Kiki   Gbeho,   who   hails   from   Ghana,   is   the   current   United   Nations   (UN)   Resident Coordinator     and     United     Nations     Development     Programme     (UNDP)     Resident Representative   to   Namibia.   Prior   to   her   current   assignment,   Ms.   Gbeho   served   the United    Nations    for    over    20    years    in    various    complex    environments    including    in Cambodia,   Angola,   Iraq,   Sudan   and   Somalia.   She   also   served   at   the   United   Nations Headquarters   in   New York,   managing   the   United   Nations   Office   for   the   Coordination   of Humanitarian   Affairs    (OCHAs)    operations    in    East    and    Southern   Africa.    She    also headed   the   OCHA   Somalia   office   during   the   severe   drought   crises   in   the   Horn   of Africa and the 2011 Somalia famine. Ms.   Gbeho’s   first   assignment   as   an   UN   official   in   Namibia   dates   back   to   1989   when she   served   as   an   electoral   officer   under   UNTAG   (United   Nations Transition Assistance Group)    in    Swakopmund.    Subsequently    Ms.    Gbeho    also    served    in    peacekeeping operations in Cambodia and Iraq. Between   1997   and   1998   she   worked   as   an   assistant   to   the   Spokesperson   of   the United   Nation’s   mission   in   Iraq.   This   experience   proved   crucial   when   Ms.   Gbeho assumed   the   role   of   an   Information   Officer   in   Sudan   in   the   years   1998   –   2000   and   that of   a   Programme   Officer   in   World   Food   Programme   (WFP),   in   the   same   country, between    2000    and    2002.    Ms.    Gbeho    has    extensive    experience    in    programme implementation   and   management   which   has   supported:   humanitarian   field   operations; the   design   of   strategic   planning;   documents   in   Sudan,   South   Sudan   and   Somalia; supported   the   return   and   reintegration   of   Eritrean   refugees   and   raised   significant resources for humanitarian action in the Horn of Africa.
Prior   to   joining   OCHA   Somalia   Ms.   Gbeho   worked as    Head    of    the    Monitoring    and    Evaluation    Unit within        the        Resident        and        Humanitarian Coordinators   Office   in   Sudan.   During   this   period, she    also    acted    as    the    Head    of    the    Resident Coordinators   Office   for   close   to   a   year,   facilitating the   Common   Country   Assessment/United   Nations Development              Assistance              Framework (CCA/UNDAF)   and   the   Joint   Assessment   Mission (JAM)   review   for   Sudan.   During   the   interim   period, she     led     pilot     efforts     to     strengthen     recovery coordination     by     decentralizing     coordination     to State    level    while    shifting    from    humanitarian    to recovery/development. Ms.    Gbeho    holds    a    Bachelor    of   Arts    degree    in Social    Sciences    and    Africana    Studies    from    the State   University   of   New   York   at   Stony   Brook   and Masters   of   Arts   in   International   Relations   from   the University of Ghana, Legon.
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