Mr. Lamin Momodou MANNEH is Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa since July 2017. Before joining the center, 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, Lamin Manneh served as the UN Resident Coordinator in Congo Brazzaville for four years from 2008-2012.
Since 1996, Lamin Manneh has served in several Senior Managerial Positions within the United Nations Development Programme, both at Headquarters in New York, as well as in Country Offices. He served in Sierra Leone and Liberia Country Offices as Senior Economic Advisor and Deputy Resident Representative. At the UNDP Headquarters in New York, he served first as Senior Regional Programme Advisor and then as
Head of the UNDP Regional Bureau’s Strategic and Regional Programmes Department for a total of 8 years through 2008.
During this tenure with UNDP, Mr. Manneh 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, Lamin Manneh worked with the African Development Bank and the International Monetary Fund as well as with 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.