Emma N'Gouan-Anoh has accumulated 24 years of professional experience in the field of development combining experience with government institutions, international NGOs and international organizations, including 20 years with the United Nations.
Having joined UNDP in Côte d'Ivoire in 2001, she held several senior positions in advising and supporting national policies on poverty reduction and inclusive growth, youth and women's employment as well as sustainable development and climate change issues. In 2014, Emma was appointed Deputy Resident Representative in the Union of Comoros and in 2018 in the Republic of Congo. Prior to joining UNDP, Emma was the Regional Director of the NGO Inades Formation in Côte d'Ivoire
Emma has a rich and diversified experience in partnership development and resource mobilization, effective management of development projects and programs as well as in the elaboration of national development strategy and policy definition in the areas of poverty reduction, job creation, administrative and local governance and peace building, environment, biodiversity and climate change.
Emma ANOH holds a Master of Art in Diplomacy and International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, USA. She also holds a post-graduate degree in development economics from the University of Pierre Mendès (France) and an Agroeconomist Engineering degree from the Ecole Supérieure d'Agronomie-Institut National Polytechnique de Yamoussoukro in Côte d'Ivoire.
Gaël Ollivier is UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, Programme and Operations, in Djibouti since August 1st, 2020. He brings various experience in the strategic planning of development activities, programming modalities, risk management and operational support. He joined UNDP in 2004 to assist the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He supported in 2007 the Peace Building joint programme in Burundi. He moved in 2008 to UNDP Legal Office, New York, as focal point for all francophone and Spanish speaking countries. He acted as UNDP Deputy Resident Representative a.i. in Algeria (2012), Panama (2013) and Mauritania (2014). Gaël was also project manager of the Global Fund programme in Chad from 2016 to 2020. Before joining UNDP, he practiced in private law firms in Paris, London and New York. He is a member of the Paris bar since 1998. He holds a LL.M. in European Community Law, University of Essex, United Kingdom (1996) and a D.E.A. in Business Law, University of Paris X, France (1995).