UNDP Resident Representatives act as authorized envoys of the UNDP Administrator, assuming leadership roles within the Country Office. They are entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring the quality and sustainability of UNDP programmes, while overseeing compliance with UNDP policies and procedures.
Douglas Webb is a distinguished development professional with over two decades of experience within the United Nations, specializing in the fields of health and environmental sustainability across the globe.
Prior to his appointment as UNDP Resident Representative a.i. in Georgia in October 2023, Mr. Webb served as the Global Health and Environment Advisor for UNDP, stationed in Jordan. In 2020, he took on the pivotal role of coordinating UNDP's global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Throughout his career, Douglas Webb has contributed to multiple UN agencies, including UNICEF, with a primary focus on epidemic response governance and the examination of social determinants of health within the context of environmental change.
His extensive work has spanned across Zambia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Ghana, Senegal, Jordan, South Africa, and regions of sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.
Douglas Webb earned his Doctor of Philosophy Degree from the University of London (UK) and currently serves as an adjunct professor at the School of Global Public Health at New York University. He is also an accomplished author with more than 50 published articles and book chapters to his credit.
Anna Chernyshova is a highly qualified UNDP manager with over 16 years of programme and operations experience.
Before joining the UNDP team in Georgia, she served as Country Manager a.i. for the UN Joint Presence Office in the Solomon Islands.
Previously, she managed large and culturally diverse teams in UNDP offices in her home country, Belarus in 2002-2011, as well as in Kyrgyzstan in 2011-2014, in UNDP’s Bangkok Regional Hub in 2014-2017, and finally in the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji in 2017-2019.
Throughout her career with UNDP, Anna Chernyshova has managed programmes on combatting human and drug trafficking, border management, mitigating the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster and fighting HIV, TB and malaria with support from the Global Fund.
In 2010, she also served as a Programme Specialist in the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS in New York. She has participated in programme evaluation and support missions to Latvia, Kazakhstan, Jamaica and Timor-Leste.
Before joining UNDP, Anna Chernyshova was Programme Manager at the OSCE Advisory and Monitoring Group in Belarus. She managed an EU-funded Programme on Human Rights, Democratization and Elections.
Anna Chernyshova has a law degree from the Belarus Academy of Management and an MBA degree from the European University Viadrina in Germany.