Having served in several Senior Managerial Positions within the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 1996, Mr. Lamin Momodou MANNEH is presently the Director of the UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa. Before joining the center in 2017, he served as United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative in Rwanda from 2012-2017. Prior to his appointment in Rwanda, Mr Manneh served as the UN Resident Coordinator in Congo Brazzaville for four years from 2008-2012.
At the UNDP, Mr. Manneh has engaged widely in development policy, capacity development for policy analysis and sound economic management, poverty reduction and growth programs, post conflict reconstruction and recovery planning and implementation, trade and external sector competitiveness, private sector development as well as MDG-based and SDG planning and policy processes. He has also done extensive work on operational research for underpinning policy making processes.
Before serving with UNDP, he worked for the African Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund, as well as for the Ministry of Economic Planning and the Central Bank in the Gambia.
Mr. Manneh graduated from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, with Postgraduate studies in Economic Policy, Investment Analysis and Management in 1994 and the University of East Anglia, England, with a Master’s Degree in Economics