Deputy Regional Director, UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS
Based in: Regional Hub for Europe and CIS
Languages: English, French, Spanish, limited Arabic and Russian
I'm Olivier Adam and I’m the Deputy Regional Director for the Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS.
I have over 25 years of experience working with the United Nations. From August 2012, I was the Director of the Regional Service Centre for the Regional Bureau based in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. Prior to that, I served as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ukraine from 2009 till 2012.
I have also been a Programme Manager with UNDP’s global HIV team, Senior Political Affairs Officer in the UN Department for Political Affairs, Deputy Director of UNDP’s Palestinian Programme, Deputy Division Chief with the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Argentina, and UNDP Assistant Representative in Haiti.
My main areas of expertise:
- 1. Strategic development planning
- 2. Policy analysis for sustainable development
- 3. Development programme cycle management
- 4. United Nations coordination
Together with my team, I advocate for regional development issues, and ensure that UNDP activities in countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia are aligned with UNDP’s global development priorities.
Some recent achievements
2010-2012 Restarted dialogue between civil society and Government of Ukraine on human rights issues
2004-2009 Led the partnership between UNDP and the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, during which time the number of grants grew from nine to 67, and funding from $50 million to $1 billion
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