The Speakers Corner helps connect think tanks, academia, the media and the public to a diverse group of experts who can speak to UNDP’s commitment to “empower lives” and build "resilient nations.” Our experts speak several languages and are located around the world, representing the organization’s global presence. They can be contacted on the following areas of UNDP’s work such as: sustainable development, democratic governance and peacebuilding, and climate and disaster resilience.
Mr. Nik Sekhran is the Director for Sustainable Development in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support. In this role, he oversees work on development planning, inclusive sustainable growth, livelihoods and economic recovery, environment and natural resources management.
- Estimates show that since 2011, more than 21,000 people have been killed in over 4000 terrorist attacks in Africa. Millions have fled their homes. This week, we rolled out a new #EndExtremism initiative to prevent and respond to violent extremism in Africa. Development, economic stability and growth can't happen while civilians are in a state of fear, trapped in violence: 15 hours ago
- Prezewalski's horses are considered the world's last true "wild horses" except they have been extinct in the wild for at least 50-years. This week, six Przewalski’s horses stepped on the Russian Steppes and ran free. Learn more about our project with Global Environment Facility to restore biodiversity: 16 hours ago
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