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 funded and managed 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.
Mr. Lamin M. Manneh (the Gambia) was appointed as the United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Rwanda on 12 September 2012. Prior to his appointment in Rwanda, Mr. Manneh served as the UN Resident Coordinator in Brazzaville, Congo for four years.
Since 1996, Mr. Manneh has served in several senior managerial positions within UDNP, both at Headquarters in New York, as well as in Country Offices. He served in the Sierra Leone and Liberia Country Offices as the Senior Economic Advisor and Deputy Resident Representative, respectively. At the UNDP Headquarters in New York, he served first as Senior Regional Programme Advisor and then as the Head of the UNDP Regional Bureau’s Strategic and Regional Programmes Department for a total of eight years through 2008.
During his tenure with UNDP, Mr. Manneh engaged widely in development policy through capacity development for policy analysis and sound economic management; poverty reduction and growth programs; post-conflict reconstruction, recovery planning, and implementation; trade and external sector competitiveness; private sector development; as well as MDG-based planning and policy processes.
Before serving with UNDP, Mr. Manneh worked with the African Development Bank (ADB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as well as with the Ministry of Economic Planning and the Central Bank in the Gambia.
Mr. Manneh recieved a post-graduate degree in Economic Policy, Investment Analysis, and Magnement from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1994 and a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of East Anglia, England.
The Resident Coordinator (RC) in Rwanda has the support of:
|Marie Chantal Rwakazina
UN Coordination Analyst
Executive Associate to RR/RC