Speaker - John Hendra

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John Hendra is Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme at UN Women, where he leads the agency's global policy work and its programmes in over 70 countries and manages the Bureau supporting policy analysis, research and programme management. Since 2012 he has served as Co-Chair of the UN Development Group (UNDG) MDG Taskforce and also as a member of the Senior Coordination Group of four UN Assistant Secretary-Generals tasked by the UN Secretary-General to coordinate UN System support to Member States to formulate the post-2015 development agenda. His 28 year career in the UN spans roles in four different regions including 13 years as UN Resident Coordinator in Latvia (1993-1997), Tanzania (2002-2006) and Vietnam (2006-2011), where he lead a very successful UN reform effort at country level – the 'Delivering as One' Initiative. Mr. Hendra has also served at UN headquarters as Director of Resource Mobilization (1998-2002) and Deputy Director of UNDP's Bureau for Resources and Strategic Partnerships (2000-2002). He has a Masters in International Development Studies from the University of Toronto and an Honors BA in Political Studies from Queen's University, and in 2009 was selected to serve as a Yale World Fellow.

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Politics, Technology, Gender and Change

11.20.13 | 00:50:28 min | 0 comments