Mia Seppo

UNDP Resident Representative in Zimbabwe


Mia Seppo joined the United Nations Country Team in Zimbabwe as the UNDP Resident Representative in December 2021. Mia has over 20 years of experience with the UN serving in in progressively responsible positions both in the field and in Headquarters. Her field assignments include Tajikistan, Sierra Leone, Malawi and Bangladesh. During her long UN career, Mia has worked in post-conflict and peace-keeping contexts, managed UN support for complex elections and coordinated humanitarian crises and responses. Mia has extensive experience working on development effectiveness issues and support to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Mia launched her UN career in 1996 with a focus on governance and human rights issues. Prior to joining the UN, Mia worked for civil society and think tanks, including the Finnish Committee for European Security. Mia is a Finnish national and holds a master’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Helsinki, Finland.