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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

New York, United States
Joined August 2012
Presence in: United States

A world of development experience

UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

This is a critical time for the world. At UNDP, we see this period as a huge opportunity to advance the global sustainable development agenda. Last year, world leaders adopted the2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to continue the work of the Millennium Development Goals. UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries’ efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, which will guide global development priorities for the next 15 years.

UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:

In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.

The annual Human Development Report, commissioned by UNDP, focuses the global debate on key development issues, providing new measurement tools, innovative analysis and often controversial policy proposals. The global Report’s analytical framework and inclusive approach carry over into regional, national and local Human Development Reports, also supported by UNDP.

In each country office, the UNDP Resident Representative normally also serves as the Resident Coordinator of development activities for the United Nations system as a whole. Through such coordination, UNDP seeks to ensure the most effective use of UN and international aid resources.

UNDP also administers the UN Capital Development Fund, that helps developing countries grow their economies by supplementing existing sources of capital assistance by means of grants and loans; and UN Volunteers, which fields over 6,000 volunteers from 160 countries in support of peace and development through volunteerism worldwide.

Fit-for-purpose to deliver on Agenda 2030

As countries start implementing the 2030 Agenda, UNDP is ready for action.

UNDP’s strength comes from having the trust of developing countries, owing to our impartial character, longstanding presence and commitment to the poorest and most vulnerable. We also play a key role as the backbone of the wider UN Development System, helping agencies work together for sustainable development.

Our Strategic Plan and Structural Change have made us more focused, efficient, and country-oriented. The new structure integrates crisis and gender for the first time in all areas of policy and programmes. UNDP’s Strategic Plan 2014-17 — centred on seven sets of outcomes, compared to the previous 35 — presents a unifying vision to best help countries eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion.

Our new Integrated Results and Resources Framework clearly shows the allocation of resources and results achieved, allowing stakeholders to easily monitor performance, learn lessons, and hold the organization accountable for the funds entrusted to it. Executive Board members were pleased with the new reporting format based on the Framework, and welcomed the 2015 Annual Report as a step towards greater results-based management.

UNDP has improved standards for program planning and quality assurance, and a robust process for program appraisal. Country Program Documents show better targeting of resources. Data is used more rigorously to inform programming. New quality standards for projects are being rolled out in 2016.

UNDP is today a leaner and more efficient organization, operating even closer to the field.  UNDP’s new structure reflects a staff reduction of 12% at headquarters and regional levels. We have also moved a further 20% of staff from New York to regional hubs to strengthen our support to country offices.

For two consecutive years, the Aid Transparency Index has recognized UNDP as the most transparent development agency in the world, while AidData (2015) names UNDP among the development partners that communicate most frequently with host government counterparts. We have put in place an open data platform that enables wide global usage of data. More details of UNDP’s activities, budgets and results are being published than ever before on open.undp.org, covering 4,743 projects in 155 countries and territories.

As of 1 January 2015, UNDP adopted mandatory Social and Environmental Standards for all of its projects and programmes. These standards will strengthen UNDP’s efforts for increased quality in its programmes and ensure social and environmental benefits for the people we serve.

UNDP is guided by the United Nations Development Group’s common approach implementing the SDGs, called MAPS, or Mainstreaming, Acceleration, and Policy Support.

Adequate levels of Core Resources and lightly earmarked funds are essential for UNDP to carry out its mandate and to coordinate UN system support to help countries “land” the SDGs.  With about $5 billion in voluntary contributions annually, UNDP remains a partner of choice and passes the “market test” in an environment in which partners can choose from many organizations to work with.

All sources of finance — domestic and international, public and private — are needed to achieve the SDGs. UNDP is redoubling efforts to develop partnerships with International Financial Institutions, civil society, the private sector, as well as individuals.  The aim is to have UNDP support governments in securing increasingly diverse sources of innovative financing for development and ensure that such financing is risk-informed.

People Associated With This Organization

Anum Zeb

Pakistan  
United Nations Development Programme... (Unverified)
Joined July 2017
Interests: Women's Rights
Anumzeb sikandri from district Bannu of khyber pakhtunkhwa..i did my graduation in 2014 from Khyber law collge Peshawar University soon after started legal proffession after my graduation since then i have appeared in number of cases including Civil Family Banking etc.i am appointed as panel advocate of ZTBL .

Arshid Jan

Pakistan  
United Nations Development Programme...
Joined June 2016
Interests: Citizenship, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance
Arshid Jan is from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. He holds an M.Phil degree in International Development Studies, a degree in Law, and dual master degrees in History and Political Science.

He has fourteen years of experience mostly in the justice and development sectors, six of which he has practised law. He has worked for Shirkat Gah Women Resource Centre as a research officer, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a gender violence analyst, and the Strengthening Rule of Law Programme of UNDP as sector lead legal aid and access to justice.

During his career he held a number of volunteer positions, assignments and conducted court cases. These include Men-Engage Alliance Pakistan, the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiatives, and the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. He has managed more than 50 small and medium grants with the NGOs and public sector institutions under different thematic areas including legal aid and access to justice, community based dispute resolution, community based paralegals, clinical legal education, female legal education and legal profession, strengthening bar associations, and capacity building of justice sector partners.

He is also coordinating Rule of Law Project inception phase in province of Balochistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan.

He is passionate about benefiting people in need, empowering women and raising the self-esteem and self-respect of disenfranchised groups.

Edward Suinao

Solomon Islands  
United Nations Development Programme...
Joined January 2020
I've recently joined the UNDP's Access to Justice team in Solomon Islands as M&E Officer to its Paralegals Project in partnership with government's primary legal aid provider. The Paralegals project is in the process of rolling out into target provinces and selected rural communities. I want to join this network to learn and interact with people who have been involved in implementing community paralegal programs in other places.

Evelyn Edroma

United States  
United Nations Development Programme...
Joined February 2016
I am a Policy Specialist working with UNDP in New York with over 19 years of experience in access to justice and security sector reform reform and human rights work. I hold a Bachelor of Laws, a Masters of Law in International Human Rights Law and a Masters in Business Administration

Fatuma Silungwe

Malawi  
United Nations Development Programme... (Unverified)
Joined May 2020
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Health, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Fatuma is a Malawian legal practitioner who is passionate about access to justice , human rights and good governance. I am currently a Legal Analyst in UNDP.

Gabriel Dinis

Brazil  
United Nations Development Programme... (Unverified)
Joined August 2019
Interests: Criminal Justice, Generalist Legal Services
My name is Gabriel Dinis. I am a Bachelor of Laws' student at the Federal University of Bahia. I work as a Community UN Volunteer in the State Court of Justice of Bahia, in Brazil (Roster Number: 1523674). My position directly reflects the progressive development and enlargement of the legal empowerment field of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. I assist the State Court with the digital implementation of the new national Unified Execution Electronic System (“SEEU”).

Such technology was created to legally empower prisoners and their attorneys to better understand how criminal penalties previously imposed are being executed. In other words, it facilitates access to sensible information related to their cases, such as the amount of time necessary for regime progression and what penalties are being imposed nationally. It also assists judges and tribunals by providing online tools that easily and automatically identify if a prisoner is spending more time in jail than what he/she is supossed to.

Grace Kiernan

Solomon Islands  
United Nations Development Programme...
Joined April 2020
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice
Solomon Islands Access to Justice Project Manager, UNDP.

Graham Soley

United States  
United Nations Development Programme... (Unverified)
Joined February 2016
Graduate student

Idrees Hayat

Pakistan  
United Nations Development Programme...
Joined February 2015
Interests: Access to Information, Citizenship, Economic Empowerment, Family, Gender-based violence, Governance, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice

Jane Abudho

Myanmar  
United Nations Development Programme... (Unverified)
Joined February 2015
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Land & Natural Resources, Women's Rights
I am an experienced rule of law and human rights specialist with experience in Africa and South East Asia including countries with conflict and post-conflict zones. Currently I am working with UNDP in Myanmar's Kachin State to advance housing,land and property rights and access to land justice and durable solutions efforts for internally displaced persons.

Jennifer Palmer

Sierra Leone  
United Nations Development Programme... (Unverified)
Joined April 2017
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Economic Empowerment, Gender-based violence, Housing & Sanitation, Land & Natural Resources, Other, Women's Rights
As a woman from Sierra Leone i am greatly against gender-based violence ,corruption and inequality .I hope,I and alongside Namati ,we can discuss on ways on how to combat these issues harming our societies and even act on them .I like to see empowered women .

Mark Rowe

Solomon Islands  
United Nations Development Programme...
Joined June 2019
Interests: Access to Information, Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice
Working on access to justice issues in Solomon Islands with UNDP. Looking at opportunities to partner on community paralegalism and institutionally based paralegals.

Minhas yousafzai

Pakistan  
United Nations Development Programme... (Unverified)
Joined August 2017
Interests: Access to Information
Iam Advocate and want to given justice in poor peoples

Mohamed Ahmed Said

Somalia  
United Nations Development Programme... (Unverified)
Joined February 2020
Interests: Access to Information, Criminal Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice
Mohamed born and raised in Somalia, holder of bachelor degree of law and master of international law and human rights from university for peace, completed various training courses related on human rights and conflict resolution, interested in rule of law, justice, human rights, governance, and peacebuilding, with the more than five years of experience in the volatile and displaced contexts, worked with NRC as legal assistance officer, then international rescue committee as justice project manager. later joined UNDP as a legal aid expert in Somalia with the overall role of managing and implementing the legal aid component of the joint Justice program. throughout my career was focusing on legal aid and justice services to the vulnerable and poor people. my recent work focuses on the delivery of legal aid by the Government institutions and civil society actors, engaged constantly with legal laid partners of UNDP for the technical expertise, capacity building, and reporting. within my capacity at UNDP, I work closely with the government on the finalization of the legal aid bill and establishment of a legal aid board that will manage the legal aid scheme of the country. as a legal aid expert, I am currently helping UNDP to expend the service of paralegals in the legal aid delivery, especially to the remote areas. the recognition of work of paralegal requires a different level of effort from government, UN agencies and community at all. from this perspective, UNDP will support understanding of paralegals at the grassroots level then accreditation and capacity building of paralegals in the delivery of legal aid. in moving forward, I had the opportunity to work with David Mason a father of legal aid in Africa in his visit to Somalia recently. I was following with David in his visits to the field missions and we were managed to revive the understanding of legal and how will be better to advance the role of paralegals. I am interested to join this dynamic network where I can share different experiences and exchange views towards the understanding of community paralegals. I would like to see how my country Somalia is similar or different to other countries in Africa especially Malawi when it comes to paralegals system of work. also, I would like to attend forums and conferences that offer by this network where will be exposure to be networked with different backgrounds in Africa. I was looking for joining this network to gain resources and share different researches towards the paralegals' work and legal aid services at all. on another hand, I would like to see if there is capacity building opportunity for legal aid practitione offered by this network where I can benefit and share different pieces of knowledge towards paralegal services. where the global becoming more connected professionally, my ultimate goal of joining this platform is to be engaged and networked with different expertise and practitioners in the field & that will enable me well-informed.

Nadia Gul

Pakistan  
United Nations Development Programme... (Unverified)
Joined July 2017
Interests: Corruption, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Justice, Labor & Employment, Other, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
I am legal practitioner and practicing as an Advocate since 2014. I possessed expertise regarding Criminal Cases, Civil litigations, Family matters, FCR (Frontier Crime Regulation) and Service Tribunal matters as well as constitutional cases.

Academic Background:
BSC. Medical Science.
L.L.B ( Legum Baccalaureas).
M.I.R ( Masters in International Relations).
Diploma in Shariah Law.

Work & Internship Experience.
Practicing Since September 2014.

Worked as Case Manager on GBV.
Worked as Legal Counseling Officer on ALAC.
Worked as Legal Desk Lawyer/Legal Consultant on SRLP.

I have attended several capacity building trainings and also conducted few of trainings as trainers.

Nazia Jan

Pakistan  
United Nations Development Programme...
Joined July 2017
Interests: Corruption, Criminal Justice, Family
i am practicing lawyer in lower dir and Peshawar KPK Pakistan Since 2012. i did LLB from Frontier Law College. I did many civil and family cases etc. i attend legal seminars from UNDP and other organisation as well. i also teach LLB students as well. i am proud of my profession.

Nick Booth

Thailand  
United Nations Development Programme...
Joined April 2020
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Labor & Employment, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Regional advisor on access to justice and human rights for UNDP in Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok

Raghav Srivastava

India  
United Nations Development Programme... (Unverified)
Joined June 2019
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice
I am currently working as a legal consultant with the UNDP and Dakshin Foundation. I graduated from the National Law School of India University in 2013, and have been working in the field of environmental law and policy for the last 4+ years. My work with Dakshin involved empowering field conservationists and citizens, in coastal areas and islands, to participate more effectively in governance. With the UNDP, my work is focused on improving legal literacy and awareness of key stakeholder groups in snow leopard landscapes in the Indian Himalaya.

Salma Zeb

Pakistan  
United Nations Development Programme...
Joined June 2016
Interests: Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice
I have over 13 year experience in the rule of law, access to justice, women and community legal empowerment. I started my career as a lawyer and worked with national and international organizations in conflict affected areas of Pakistan. Since September 2012, I have been working as Program Officer Legal Aid with a Rule of Law Program of United Nations Development Program. This Program focuses on community legal empowerment particularly women and other marginalized groups through legal awareness and media campaigns, mobile legal aid clinics, legal advice and consultations at door step, establishment of a referral system to connect communities with the legal aid desks established under the pogramme by civil society organizations in partnership with the bar associations, training and deployment of community paralegals, building trust between community and police through community policing, promotion of female legal profession and legal education. I have assisted programme in designing and implementation of various interventions. I am also coordinating with the partner organizations for smooth operations and timely completion of the activities. I am also assisting programme in organizing and conducting training, workshops, seminars and other events.

Samreen Hakeem

Pakistan  
United Nations Development Programme...
Joined July 2017
Interests: Criminal Justice, Education, Family, Peace-building, Women's Rights
Name: Samreen Hakeem
Qualification: Msc, LLB, B.ed
Profession: lawyer

Sarah McGuckin

Myanmar  
United Nations Development Programme... (Unverified)
Joined January 2020
Interests: Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building, Women's Rights
Experienced legal practitioner and administrator of rule of law and human rights-based projects. Currently working as a Rule of Law and Gender Justice Officer with UNDP in Rakhine State, Myanmar. Prior international experience in Africa, the Balkans and Eastern Europe, including experience in International organisations.

Shabnam shabo

Pakistan  
United Nations Development Programme...
Joined July 2017
Interests: Citizenship, Gender-based violence
I am Shabnam i have join SRLP since 2014 tell up to date

Tetiana Shapkovska

United States  
United Nations Development Programme...
Joined December 2016

VEDAT BATATINA

United States  
United Nations Development Programme... (Unverified)
Joined September 2020
Interests: Environmental Justice
• Knowledge of various government contract types and vehicles including CPAF, T&M, and Fixed Price, GWAC and IDIQ contracts
• Familiarity with SOW, RFP and non-competative justification writing desired
• Conduct variance analysis and explain the root cause to management
• Forecasting expenditures; estimates to complete; estimate at completion
• Understanding of concepts such as Return on Investment; Discounted Cash Flows; Payback Period
• Collaborate with Noblis and client team members through written and verbal interactions and presentations
• Apply consulting and interpersonal skills to a wide range of business situations
• IT product and service pricing development and analysis (optional)

Wafaa Al Kafarna

State of Palestine  
United Nations Development Programme... (Unverified)
Joined August 2017
Interests: Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Project Analyst, Rule of Law and Access to Justice Programme, Palestine

Zaw Min Naung

Myanmar  
United Nations Development Programme...
Joined August 2015
A lawyer from Myanmar and currently working for UNDP as a National Field Officer (Rule of Law/ Access to Justice). Sometimes in my work best practices needed to be learnt and I believe this is the right place. I can become part of the larger legal community.

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