Meet Our Team Leaders

Ms. Elsie G. Attafuah, United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Resident Representative for Uganda.

Ms. Elsie G. Attafuah, is the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Resident Representative for Uganda. 

As RR, she leads and is accountable for harnessing and directing the full potential of UNDP’s capabilities and associated partnerships, in support of Uganda’s development goals. Prior to this, she managed UNDP’s Climate and Forests office in Africa, providing technical guidance to 28 countries.

Ms. Attafuah has over twenty years of global experience in programme development, management and implementation, organizational and strategic management, partnerships brokering, resource mobilization.

Her professional experience spans years of working with UNDP, the Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), Government Ministries, private sector, and civil society.

Ms. Attafuah holds a Masters’ Degree in International Affairs from the University of Ghana, a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Diploma in Education from the University of Cape-Coast. 


Sheila Ngatia, Deputy Resident Representative, Programme and Operations, to UNDP Uganda.

Sheila Ngatia is the Deputy Resident Representative in UNDP Uganda. Previously she served as the Assistant Resident Representative and Head of Programmes in UNDP Kenya.  A governance and development practitioner, Sheila is a Lawyer by profession, holding a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Laws degree (Merit) from the University of London.

Prior to joining UNDP, Sheila worked with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) managing a justice sector capacity building programme for Eastern and Southern Africa. Before joining the UN, Sheila worked in the private sector, starting her legal career with the law firm of ‘Hamilton Harrison and Mathews’ in Nairobi.

She is a Chevening Scholar and with extensive professional training, including Leadership Development with IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona; an Executive Course on ‘Creating Collaborative Solutions’ from Harvard University, JF Kennedy School of Government; and Diploma in Project Management from the University of Bradford. She is trained as a Mediator with the Mediation Training Institute, EA.

Sheila is married with three children and is active in community service