Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam
UNDP Resident Representative for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam
Niloy is a development economist with specialization in effective institutions and capacity development. He previously led the UN System Affairs Group in UNDP, based in New York. In this position he led UNDP's interface with UN agencies, funds and programmes, and with Member States in the arena of intergovernmental affairs. He has also led UNDP's engagement in the round of UN reforms.
In previous assignments, he has been the Director of Knowledge, Innovation and Capacity Development Group; and Team Leader and Policy Advisor of Asia-Pacific - all for the Bureau for Development Policy in UNDP. He is highly familiar with the region, having been a regional policy advisor who supported countries in Asia-Pacific, and set up of the Singapore Policy Center for UNDP.
Niloy has a Masters in Economics from New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University and is a Fellow of the City University of New York.
Ms. Manon Bernier, Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei Darussalam
Manon Bernier, Deputy Resident Representative UNDP UNDP Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei Darussalam has 17 years of work experience with UNDP and UNV serving in Latin America, Europe and Asia.
She joined UNDP Malaysia Management Team in September 2020, supporting national stakeholders in the implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. She leads the development of innovative programmes and partnerships to accelerate structural transformation for sustainable development and build evidence for informed policy design and implementation.
Prior to that, she established the first UNV Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific based in Bangkok. She led the strategic development of a new programme portfolio, integrating volunteerism as an avenue for participation and inclusion of citizen and communities in the achievement of the SDGs. She was also overseeing the deployment of over 1000 UN Volunteers and managed UNV support to UN Agencies COVID-19 response across the Asia Pacific region. In the context of south south cooperation, she developed ground-breaking cooperation with China, Thailand and Brazil as well as steered innovative partnerships with the engagement of the private sector. She also served in Latin America managing portfolios of projects on decentralization, local governance, and women’s economic empowerment.
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