The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator of the Regional Bureau for Africa,
Mr. Gilbert Houngbo arrived in Sierra Leone on Sunday for a three-day official visit.
During his visit, the Assistant Administrator will engage with a wide spectrum of senior Government officials, donors, civil society organizations and community leaders, to better appreciate the challenges of accelerating development efforts in Sierra Leone and the UNDP entry point.
As Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa, Mr. Houngbo leads 1,500 UNDP staff covering the 45 countries of sub-Saharan Africa and the largest of UNDP’s five regional programmes.
His greatest desire is to contribute to Africa’s renaissance, growth and capacity for good governance. UNDP is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. UNDP also aids these countries to develop their local capacity, by using a wide range of partners.