Written on: Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Ms. Mikiko Tanaka (Japan) is the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. Prior to this appointment (2013-2016), Mikiko was UNDP’s Country Director in Yemen. From 2010-2013 she was Country Director in Timor-Leste and Deputy Country Director in Pakistan from 2007-2010. She served as Deputy Resident Representative in Benin from 2002-2007. Mikiko was assigned to New York with the Office of Human Resources as Coordinator, Leadership Development Programme from 2000-2002. She worked in China from 1999-2000 as UNV Programme Coordinator and Poverty Alleviation Advisor and was in Lao PDR as Assistant Resident Representative (1995-1999). Before joining UNDP, Mikiko worked with CARE International in Thailand as Project Coordinator (1994-1995). Mikiko holds a Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Communication from International Christian University, Japan, a Master of Rural Development Management from Khon Kaen University, Thailand and a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from the University of London, England. She speaks French and English.   The Role of the Resident Coordinator The UN Resident Coordinator (RC) leads the Resident Coordinator System at the country level and represents the UN Secretary General to the Government of the Co-operative of Guyana and the UN Country Team.…
Vision “Leveraging our strengths and innovation to develop national capacities and to foster inclusion and cohesion in a sustainable green Guyana” Who We Are The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development agency, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 177 countries and territories, including Guyana, working with governments and people on their own solutions to national and international development challenges. UNDP has been operating in Guyana since 1966, supporting its people in the pursuit of national goals and objectives, as articulated by the Government in its national development plans and strategies. UNDP has contributed to Guyana’s development priorities in particular by supporting the objectives of the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), namely to promote economic development, while at the same time combating climate change. Our Goals UNDP is committed to helping Guyana and other countries around the world to build and share solutions to development challenges. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, the building of national capacity and the empowerment of women and indigenous people. In Guyana, UNDP works to fight poverty by supporting…