Resident Representative United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Ms. Azusa Kubota was previously Country Manager and Head of UN Joint Presence Office in Solomon Islands for UNDP, UNICEF and UNWOMEN, and led the design and implementation of UN joint programmes in support of peace building, social cohesion and elections prior to and post withdrawal of Regional Assistance Mission in Solomon Islands (RAMSI), as well as a number of climate change projects. Prior to joining the UNDP office in the Pacific, Ms. Kubota served as Deputy Resident Representative in UNDP Lao PDR where she oversaw programmes supporting legal reform, environmental protection, democratic governance, UXO and the Round Table processes. Prior to Lao PDR, as the Deputy Resident Representative in the Maldives, she supported climate adaptation and democratic governance projects.

Ms. Kubota was also with the UNDP Evaluation Office in New York, where she led country-level evaluations of UNDP’s contribution in Somalia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Ghana, Guyana, Tunisia and several others, as well as global thematic evaluations. Ms. Kubota started her career with UNDP in Malawi as the officer for the poverty reduction and economic affairs programme. She has also worked extensively in civil society organizations focusing on economic development as well as the International Law Institute in Washington DC.

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