Staff notes


While you were watching the World Cup, we picked our top-scorers for the Global Goals

While most of my friends are glued to the 2018 football World Cup tournament, I can't wait for the kick-off at this year's High Level Political Forum (HLPF). It is the event of the year for the…  


Ever think about mines? I mean, the kind that blow up people?

Lead advisor Rosemary Kalapurakal reflects on UNDP's 25 years of work on mine action in over 40 countries.  


Building resilience to hurricanes in the British Virgin Islands

As coordinator of UNDP’s ‘5–10–50’ Partnership Initiative for Risk-Informed Development, Reshmi Theckethil is supporting recovery efforts following a devastating hurricane season in the Caribbean. She…  


On the challenge of secure, but open borders

As part of my job, I get to travel across the Europe and Central Asian region and sometimes beyond. But as much as I love experiencing new cultures, traditions, languages or cuisines, unfortunately my…  


Connecting islands, weathering storms

Climate change adaptation specialist Yusuke Taishi helps communities in Tuvalu reduce the risk from disaster.  


Long journey to peace

Tong Try, of the Mine Action Unit at UNDP Cambodia, has dedicated his entire career to ridding his country of landmines and other “explosive remnants of war".  


Keeping the Caribbean safe

Marlon Clarke helps countries and communities manage risk -- so that natural hazards don't become disasters.  


How can data save lives in Asia Pacific?

Shairi Mathur helps UNDP’s Country Offices to build programmes that reduce the risks associated with disasters, and manages the regional preparedness for recovery portfolio.  


Keeping people safe from floods

Aida Hadzic-Hurem creates, implements and promotes UNDP’s projects that reduce the risk of disasters in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  


How to save Mozambique from disasters

Titus Kuuyuor advises the government of Mozambique on how to manage the risks of disasters, and how to adapt to the effects of climate change.  

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