UNDP Administrator Helen Clark

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Roger Mabingnay, 42 years old, impresses UNDP’s Administrator, Helen Clark on a recent visit to Tacloban City. Mabingnay sells mami noodles in his new food stall provided by UNDP’s pilot livelihoods project in Fisherman’s Village. Credit: Joey Reyna/ UNDP Barangay Captain Emelita Montelban introduces UNDP’s Helen Clark to one of the residents of Fisherman’s Village who received a food stall from UNDP’s pilot livelihoods project. Credit: Joey Reyna/ UNDP A carpenter builds one of the 50 food stalls under a pilot UNDP livelihoods project for people hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan. UNDP’s Administrator, Helen Clark, toured Fisherman’s Village in Tacloban to get a first-hand look at the work underway. Credit: Joey Reyna/ UNDP UNDP’s Helen Clark is greeted by Marvin Antonieto Isana and Principal Monina E. Gabrino at San Jose Central Elementary School in Tacloban City. Isana, who works at the nearby airport, said how appreciative he was that UNDP was able to clear away so much debris following Typhoon Haiyan. Children at San Jose Central Elementary School welcome UNDP’s Helen Clark with a song, Heal Our Land. The school was Miss Clark’s second stop on her tour of Tacloban City, one of the hardest hit areas following Typhoon Haiyan. Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, cut the ribbon on UNDP and OCHA’s new office in Tacloban City with help from Mayor Alfred Romualdez and OCHA Head of Office David Carden. She was joined on stage by UNDP Resident Representative, Luiza Carvalho, and UNDP Country Director, Maurice Dewulf. Credit: Joey Reyna/ UNDP Children line the walkway at Tacloban’s San Jose Central Elementary School to greet UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on a recent visit to the city. UNDP assisted the school by clearing away tonnes of storm debris, which allowed for the swift return to classes of thousands of students in January 2014. Credit: Joey Reyna/ UNDP


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Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme in 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. She also chairs the United Nations Development Group.

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