Who are the decision makers?
UNDP Resident Representative in Montenegro is responsible for ensuring the effective day-to-day management of UNDP Country Office and assumes overall responsibility for the UNDP programme and operations to ensure coherence and strategic direction of UNDP activities. The Resident Representative is supported by Assistant Resident Representative.
UNDP works in close collaboration with the Government of Montenegro, key line ministries, local self-governments, specialized institutions, international organizations, academia, private sector and a number of non-governmental and civil society organizations.
Ms. Daniela Gasparikova
UNDP Resident Representative
Ms. Daniela Gasparikova (Slovakia) has been appointed as UNDP Resident Representative for Montenegro in April 2019.
Daniela has 16 years of experience working for UNDP both in Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. Prior to this appointment, Daniela served as Deputy Resident Representative at UNDP Mongolia since April 2016. She also served as RBM, Monitoring and Evaluation Team Leader in UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub (2011-2016) and led UNDP Country Programs’ implementation in five Central European Countries out of UNDP Regional Centre in Bratislava, Slovakia (2005-2010). Daniela started her development professional career as a Program Officer for Social Inclusion with UNDP Regional Centre in Bratislava, Slovakia. Prior to joining UNDP, she worked with the textile services business association in Brussels, Belgium (2001-2002) and for the Slovak Government (1999-2000).
Daniela holds a holds a Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations and Master’s degree in modern linguistics, both from Comenius University in Slovakia. She speaks English and Russian.
Mr. Miodrag Dragišić
Assistant Resident Representative and Social Inclusion Team Leader
Areas of work: Social inclusion, Human development, Development of marginalized groups
Miodrag Dragišić is Assistant Resident Representative and is in charge of the Social Inclusion Team at the UNDP Montenegro, a portfolio of projects and programs dealing with social inclusion/exclusion, gender equality and health. The main goal of the Social Inclusion Cluster is to promote human development in Montenegro by providing support to the Government of Montenegro, local authorities and civil society organizations (CSOs) in evidence based policy making, improved social and health services provision and by promoting advancement of women.
Mr. Tomica Paović
Democratic Governance and Economy & Environment Team Leader
Areas of work: Democratic governance, government transparency and accountability, sustainable development, green economy, environmental management
Tomica Paovic is a team leader in charge of two clusters at the UNDP in Montenegro: Democratic Governance and Economy and Environment (Centre for Sustainable Development).
As Democratic Governance Team Leader, Tomica’s focus areas are Montenegro’s democratization and advancement in the EU accession process by enhancing the rule of law, government effectiveness, efficiency, transparency and accountability, human security and respect of human rights.
As Economy and Environment Team Leader, Tomica oversees the work of the Centre for Sustainable Development, with an aim to effectively support Montenegro as it moves towards a low emission and resource efficient economy in a way that promotes the wellbeing and prosperity of communities, the environment where they live and work and local economy.
Ms. Snežana Doljanica
Areas of work: Operations, human resources management, financial management.
Snežana Doljanica leads the Operations Team of the UNDP office in Montenegro, ensuring smooth functioning of the Country Office and its programmes’ and projects’ operations. She advises UNDP Senior Management on all aspects of CO management and operations. This includes strategic financial and human resources management, efficient procurement and logistical services, ICT and common services consistent with UNDP rules and regulations.