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Siddharth Chatterjee

Siddharth Chatterjee

UN Resident Coordinator/ Resident Representative Kenya
UNDP

Siddharth Chatterjee “Sid” has been the RC/RR in Kenya in August 2016. 

Prior to this appointment, he served as the Representative for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for Kenya (2014-2016).

Before he joined UNFPA, he was the Chief Diplomat and Head of Strategic Partnerships and Resource Mobilization at the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) (2011 to 2014). 

 

He was Regional Director for United Nations Office of Project Services in the Middle East, Europe and Central Asian Republics (2009-2010).

 

Sid has spent most of his career in the UN working in fragile states and complex emergencies, serving in various capacities with the UN Mission in Iraq, UNICEF offices in Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan (Darfur), Indonesia and the UN Peace Keeping Operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iraqi Kurdistan.

 

Sid is a strong advocate for youth empowerment, gender equality and women's rights. A frequent contributor to humanitarian and development issues, he has a blog in Huffington Post and Reuters and his articles have also been featured in the Guardian, CNN, Al Jazeera, the Global Observatory as well as mainstream Kenyan and Indian journals.

In his early career, Sid served in the Special Forces of the Indian Army.

He holds a Masters in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a B.Sc. from the National Defence Academy in India.