Written on: Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Ms. Mikiko Tanaka (Japan) is the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. Prior to this appointment (2013-2016), Mikiko was UNDP’s Country Director in Yemen. From 2010-2013 she was Country Director in Timor-Leste and Deputy Country Director in Pakistan from 2007-2010. She served as Deputy Resident Representative in Benin from 2002-2007. Mikiko was assigned to New York with the Office of Human Resources as Coordinator, Leadership Development Programme from 2000-2002. She worked in China from 1999-2000 as UNV Programme Coordinator and Poverty Alleviation Advisor and was in Lao PDR as Assistant Resident Representative (1995-1999). Before joining UNDP, Mikiko worked with CARE International in Thailand as Project Coordinator (1994-1995). Mikiko holds a Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Communication from International Christian University, Japan, a Master of Rural Development Management from Khon Kaen University, Thailand and a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from the University of London, England. She speaks French and English.
UNDP has been operating in Guyana since 1966 supporting the peoples of Guyana in pursuit of national goals and objectives as articulated by the Government in its national development strategic frameworks. What do we want to accomplish? UNDP Guyana works generally to fight poverty through supporting human development in a sustainable way. This concept is called Sustainable Human Development (SHD). As such, in Guyana UNDP is focusing on poverty reduction, democratic governance and energy and environment.Poverty Reduction.