UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina
UNDP Country Office in BiH is managed by UNDP Resident Representative, Mrs. Steliana Nedera and UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, Mr. Stephen Kinloch Pichat who are responsible for ensuring the effective day-to-day management of UNDP Country Office and assume overall responsibility for the UNDP programmes and operations to ensure coherence and strategic direction of UNDP activities.
UNDP works in close collaboration with the governmental institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina at all levels through the key Ministries, Departments and Agencies. The implementation of UNDP programme activities are carried out by implementing Partners as appropriate, including national and local Government partners and civil society organizations.
UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina focuses on six programme areas that are managed by Sector Leaders / Portfolio Managers.
UNDP Resident Representative
Mrs. Steliana Nedera assumed her duties as UNDP Resident Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina in May 2019.
Prior to this, Mrs. Nedera undertook three separate assignments as UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Serbia (2014-2019), in Kosovo* (2011-2014) and in Kazakhstan (2007-2011). She joined UNDP in 2004, as Assistant Resident Representative with the UNDP office in Moldova. Mrs. Nedera’s experience prior to joining UNDP was with DFID as Head of the DFID office in Moldova (2000-2004) and with private foundations on the development of civil society and the media (1996-1999).
Mrs. Nedera holds a Master's in Development Management, currently studying towards a second Master’s in Global Diplomacy and has a Bachelor in Law.
*All references to Kosovo should be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999)
UNDP Deputy Resident Representative
Stephen Kinloch Pichat
Mr. Stephen Kinloch Pichat assumed his duties in BiH in October 2021.
Stephen Kinloch Pichat, a French and British national, joined UNDP through its Leadership Development Programme in 2001. Over the last 20 years, previously to joining the UNDP BiH team, he assumed managerial and leadership functions with UNDP in Angola, Afghanistan, Darfur, Somaliland, Yemen, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and Chad. He also provided strategic planning advice to Resident Coordinators in Afghanistan and Haiti. In HQs, he coordinated and supported emergency response, at the UNV’s Humanitarian Relief Unit and Liaison Office in Geneva (1995-2000) and at UNDP’s Emergency Response Division (2001) and at Crisis Response Unit (2015) in New York.
Between 1991 and 1994, Stephen covered post-cold-war events for the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)’s European Office in Geneva and served as a UN volunteer to Cambodia (UNTAC), the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda (UNHCR), and Somalia (UNOSOM).
He holds a master’s degree from the Grenoble Institute of Political Studies, and a PhD in political science from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva.