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Acting Director

Anne Juepner

Dr. Anne Juepner joined the UNDP Seoul Policy Centre in June 2021 as Director a.i.. She has more than 28 years of international development experience including 20 years of work with UNDP in global and country level assignments. Since 2014, she has served as Director of the UNDP Global Policy Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification in Nairobi, Kenya.

Prior to this, she was the 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 NGOs 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.