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Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee Profile
Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee is a Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative and the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator for Kenya with effect from 26 August 2016.

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He holds a Masters degree in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and
International Affairs at Princeton University and a Bachelor of Sciences from the National Defense
Academy in India.
Professional Qualifications
Until this appointment, Sid has been serving as the UNFPA Representative for Kenya and from
January 2016, he also served as the UN Resident Coordinator a.i. for Kenya. At UNFPA, Sid and his
team spearheaded efforts to reduce the unacceptably high maternal deaths in Kenya putting the spotlight on the challenges faced by adolescent girls, including child marriage, Female Genital
Mutilation (FGM) and sexual and gender based violence.
Career History
Before he joined UNFPA in 2014, he served as the Chief Diplomat and Head of Strategic Partnerships
and Resource Mobilization at the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent
Societies (IFRC) since 2011. Previously he has served in the UN since January 1997. Most of his
career has been spent working in fragile states and complex emergencies. From 2009 to 2010, he was
Regional Director for the Middle East, Europe and Central Asian Republics at the United Nations
Office of Project Services. He was Chief of Staff to the Special Representative of the Secretory General for the UN Mission in Iraq. He has also served in leadership positions in UNICEF offices in Somalia,
South Sudan, Sudan (Darfur), Indonesia and with the UN Peace Keeping Operations in Bosnia and
Herzegovina and Iraqi Kurdistan.
His early career was in a Special Forces Unit of the Indian Army, where he was decorated in 1995 for bravery by the President of India.
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