Seoul Policy Centre
Dr. Anne Juepner is Director of the UNDP Seoul Policy Centre since 14 February 2023. This follows Anne's leadership of the Centre in an acting capacity since June 2021.
Anne has more than 30 years of international development experience including 22 years of work with UNDP in global and country level assignments. Prior to joining USPC, she served as Director of the UNDP Global Policy Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification in Nairobi, Kenya (2014-2023); Coordinator of UNDP's Drylands Development Centre's Nairobi Office (2011-2014); Team Leader, Business Development Unit, with the UNDP Ethiopia Country Office (2008-2010); Resource Mobilization Advisor with UNDP’s Bureau of External Relations and Partnerships, BERA, in New York (2005-2007); and External Relations Officer with the UNDP Somalia Country Office (2001-2004).
Before joining UNDP, Anne worked with various non-governmental organizations in Kenya and Germany including on small enterprise development and appropriate technology solutions. Anne is a German national and holds a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and a master’s degree in engineering from the Technical University of Freiberg, Germany.