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Susan Ngongi Namondo

Susan Ngongi Namondo Named UN Resident Coordinator in Uganda

posted onJune 23, 2021

Susan Ngongi Namondo is the new United Nations Resident Coordinator in Uganda.

She replaces Rosa Malango, who has been here since March 2016.

Namondo, a Cameroonian national, was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.

Before the assignment, she was the UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Eritrea (2017- 2021).

According to a June 22 statement released by the UN, Susan Ngongi Namondo has over 25 years of experience in development work, including 19 years of leading development professionals in the areas of policy formulation and programme planning across four different United Nations agencies at the national, regional and headquarters levels.

Other roles in the UN include UNICEF Representative in Ghana (2013-2017), UNICEF Representative in Comoros (2010-2013) and Deputy Representative in Liberia (2008-2010).

She holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and in animal science from the University of Maryland, USA as well as master’s degrees in public administration from Columbia University, USA and in animal health from the University of Reading, UK.

Her experience in East Africa has been working as Emergency Project Officer with UNICEF in Nairobi, Kenya.

Prior to joining the United Nations, Susan Ngongi Namondo worked with the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI), an international scientific organization, and global non-profits including Caritas Internationalis and Catholic Relief Services.

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