Limya’s experience spans 27 years and four continents with work on development and urban planning, local administration, social inclusion, human rights and partnerships. Joining the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Team as Resident Representative in 2022, she previously served UNDP in Albania, Bahrain, Gambia, Partnerships NY and Iraq. She worked in development and humanitarian settings (Sudan, Iraq and Albania earthquake).
She enjoys working on blue economy, green growth, innovation, MSME value chains and protection of the environment. Recently she supported establishing the first sexual violence centre, first marine protected area, and visits of Presidents of European Commission (EC) and Croatia. Prior Limya was Director of ACORD in Sudan, and one of the initiators of “Engendering the IGAD Peace Process,”. She is married; has one daughter; holds a BSc. Architecture, MSc. Urban Planning and Development, graduate certificate in social development.