The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Egypt welcomes its newly appointed Resident Representative, Mr. Alessandro Fracassetti, to Egypt.
Mr. Fracassetti has been appointed by UNDP Administrator, Mr. Achim Steiner, “to lead the UNDP office and its programme and operational activities in the Arab Republic of Egypt”.
UNDP Regional Director for Arab States, Dr Khalida Bouzar, stated that “Mr. Fracassetti’s appointment underscores the importance UNDP places in the partnership with Egypt and our commitment to support the country’s development to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, foster resilience and strive to leave no one behind.”
Mr. Fracassetti stated that he is delighted to join UNDP’s dynamic team in Egypt adding that: “UNDP will continue to support the country’s national development priorities in key areas such as climate action and environmental protection, inclusive growth, SDG policy advice, strategic innovation and digital transformation among others”.
Mr Fracassetti brings to the position over 25 years of management and development experience in international organizations and has a track record of strong partnerships with governments and development partners in transition and middle-income countries.
His last post has been as UNDP Resident Representative in Azerbaijan. His prior assignments in UNDP include Deputy Resident Representative in Azerbaijan from 2016 to 2018, Deputy Resident Representative in North Macedonia from 2011 to 2016, Deputy Resident Representative in Croatia from 2006 to 2011 and Assistant Resident Representative in Belarus from 2004 to 2006.
Before UNDP, he served with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1996 to 1998 as Senior Election Officer and from 1998 to 2000 as Senior Political Advisor, and in Croatia from 2000 to 2004 as OSCE Spokesperson and Head of Public Affairs.
Mr. Fracassetti is a national of Italy. He holds a Master’s degree in Politics and Administration of the European Union from the College of Europe in Bruges, a BA in International Relations from the University of Sussex and a Certificate of Political Studies from Science Po Strasbourg. He is married and has two sons.
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