The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has designated Dr Angela Lusigi of Kenya as the new Resident Representative of UNDP in Ghana, with approval from the Government of Ghana.
Dr Lusigi will lead the operations and programme interventions of UNDP in Ghana, in support of Government’s development priorities and the UN systems’ contributions towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ghana. She brings over 20 years of experience in developing national development strategies, socio-economic analysis, partnerships building, inclusive and sustainable development.
Prior to her appointment, Dr. Lusigi was a Strategic Advisor in the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa in New York. She previously held other senior leadership positions in Africa, including serving as a Regional Program Advisor of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), where she developed projects, supervised implementation and led resource mobilization for UNDP/UNEP’s poverty eradication and environment projects in Botswana, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. She also served as an Assistant Resident Representative (Strategy and Policy) with UNDP in Nigeria.
Dr Lusigi has also worked with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, all in Rome, Italy. She has also provided policy support to national programmes and projects in South Africa and Zambia.
She holds Doctoral and Masters degrees in agricultural economics from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, and a Bachelor’s degree (honors) in economics and computer science from the University of Waterloo in Canada.
She is passionate about youth empowerment, gender equality and leadership development.