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UNDP Kuwait Resident Representative

Moises Venancio joined UNDP in 1994 as one of the first JPOs from Portugal and has a career of close to 30 years with UNDP in mostly post conflict environments and/or issues. His first assignment in 1994 was to Mozambique as head of the Reconstruction and Recovery Unit which included key initiatives to assist the country’s post conflict recovery and peacebuilding, until 1997. He has since served as UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Armenia (1997-99) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (2001-04), which included being RR a.i. Following this he took up the function of UNDP HQ team leader for the West Balkans (2004-09). Between 1999 -2001, Moises was the planning officer in the Strategic team that rolled out the first RBM approaches in UNDP and was part of the team assembled by the then UNDP Administrator, Mark Malloch Brown, for the formulation of the UNDP Business plan. Moises headed the Strategy and Results monitoring team in UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR), December 2009- December 2014. From 2014 until November, 2022, Moises was the Regional Adviser in the UNDP Regional Bureau for the Arab States, covering Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria since 2015. He was also the co-chair together with DPPA of the UN Inter Agency Task Force for Syria and the UN Post agreement planning exercise for Syria.
Moises has an undergraduate in international relations from the University of Kent , Canterbury, UK, and an M.Phil masters in international relations from the University of Cambridge, UK.

Moises Venancio has several publications: i. Brussels conference on Syria: Placing resilience at the forefront of the international response, 3 Apr 2017 , UNDP; ii. Returnees, Refugees: From Emergency to development: assessing UNDP’s role in Bosnia and Herzegovina, M.Venancio et all; in “Forced Migration’ Review, Number 21, Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford University; iii. Peace, power, multilateralism and the international system in the 21st century: the case of Kosovo : a practioners view! Universidades Lusíada, Lisbon , 2009.; iv. Compounding the Crisis? international assistance in the Western Balkans Paul Stubbs, Moises Venancio, European perspectives – Journal on European perspectives of the Western Balkans vol. 1, no. 1, pp 27-52, October 2009; v. Peace and War in Mozambique, Chan and Venancio et all, Macmillan, 1998, UK; vi. Portuguese Diplomacy in Southern Africa, Chan and Venancio, Witwatersrand University Press, Johannesburg, RSA, 1997; vii. The United Nations and Post-Cold war Peace Processes: The Case of Angola, “IEEI”, Lisbon, 1995; viii. Angola and the Dynamics of Change in Southern Africa; P. Bell, Macmillan, UK, 1994; ix. Portuguese Mediation of the Angolan Conflict and Mediation by the Roman Catholic Church in the Mozambican Peace Process in Mediation of Conflicts by S.Chan, Macmillan, UK 93.

Twitter: @MmvMoises

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