Deputy Country Director
Abdel-Rahman Ghandour was appointed Deputy Country Director of the UNDP Office in Sudan in August 2014.
He was previously Deputy Director of UNDP's Office of Communication in New York and has over 20 years of experience working with international organizations.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Ghandour worked as Communication and Advocacy Regional Chief of UNICEF’s Middle East and North Africa office, headed the regional office of the UN’s Humanitarian News Service for the Middle East and Central Asia (OCHA-IRIN) and was part of the UN’s diplomatic bureau for Africa’s Great Lakes region.
Before joining the UN, Mr. Ghandour spent seven years as Representative/Country Director with Doctors Without Borders in various countries, including Iran, Sudan and the Gulf Region.
He is the author of several publications and co-publications on international politics, social movements and humanitarian interventions, including Jihad Humanitaire, the first global book that tackled the issue of Islamic charities, with their humanitarian, social, political, religious and political stakes.
Mr. Ghandour is a Lebanese national and holds degrees in Political science and International relations from the American University of Beirut, the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies and from L'Institut d'études politiques de Paris.