The UN Resident Coordinator's Office

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The One United Nations (One UN) in Rwanda is convened under the UN Resident Coordinator system. Resident Coordinators (RC), with the support of the Resident Coordinator Office (RCO), help to improve the effectiveness of UN operations at the country level by drawing upon the support, expertise, and guidance of the entire UN Country Team (UNCT) in order to deliver more coordinated programmes and better development results.                                            

The Resident Coordinator, who is hosted by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), leads the Country Team and is the designated representative of the Secretary General for development operations. Working closely with national governments, the Resident Coordinator and the Country Team advocate the interests and mandates of the UN system, while drawing on the support and guidance of the entire UN family.     

Key people                            

Mr. Fodé Ndiaye, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative.

Mr. Fodé Ndiaye (Senegal) assumed the office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Rwanda on 10 July 2017. Prior to his appointment in Rwanda, Mr. Ndiaye served as the UN Resident Coordinator in Niger for five years.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Ndiaye was UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative (February 2012-March 2017) and Humanitarian Coordinator (June 2012-March 2017) for the Republic of Niger. He also held various positions at the United Nations Capital Development Fund including Head of the Regional Office for West and Central Africa.

Mr. Ndiaye brings his 34 year-experience in leadership and management in the field of development and finance.

Prior to joining UNCDF, Mr. Ndiaye served in various capacities (1986-1998) with a bank “the Caisse Nationale de Credit Agricole du Senegal” including Secretary-General (1991-1998). He has also been a consultant for various regional banks and international organisations and has managed rural development projects (1982-1986). Mr. Ndiaye has been spoken extensively in conferences and has published a series of articles and a book “Microfinance in West Africa: What Sustainability?” (Harmattan France, 2009). He also has contributed to a book “Banques et finance : les acteurs de l’émergence” (Editions Revue Banque, France, 2016).

Mr. Ndiaye is an agronomist from ENSAT (France). He holds an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, and was a Mason Fellow with a Certificate in Public Policy and Management. He has a PhD (major in Economics) from Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He is also certified in microfinance (Boulder) and SME finance (Harvard Kennedy School). He speaks Wolof, French and English..

The Resident Coordinator (RC) in Rwanda has the support of:


Solange Uwera
UN Coordination Analyst

Marie Chantal Rwakazina
UN Coordination Analyst

Steve Nzaramba
Communication Associate

Deborah Gribuado
Coordination Associate



Immaculee Karake
Executive Associate to RR/RC

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