UNDP Mauritius & Seychelles is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Amanda Serumaga, the new Resident Representative for Mauritius and Seychelles. Ms. Serumaga, who served as Country Director of UNDP Kenya, has been appointed by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner after the United Nations Development System (UNDS) reform revamped regional structure approach to establish an impartial and independent Resident Coordinator who will function separately from the Resident Representative.
As the new Resident Representative, Ms. Serumaga will lead UNDP to support the development priorities of the two islands (Mauritius and Seychelles) including the development of the blue economy, adaptation to climate change and renewable energy.
Ms. Serumaga brings more than 20 years working experience in public policy, governance and rule of law, and poverty law. She began her UNDP career as Chief- Rule of Law and Governance Team leader in Khartoum, Sudan and served as Team Leader Governance and Rule of Law and Deputy Country Director in South Sudan.
She holds an Honours BA in the Humanities and English Language and Literature (York University, Canada); Juris Doctor (Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada); Degree at Barrister (Law Society Upper Canada) and is member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario Bar) since 1996. She also holds an Msc. In Public Policy Management from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) specializing in Public Financial management; Decentralization and Local Government and Human Resource Management, among others.