The United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres has appointed Susan Ngongi Namondo as the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator in Uganda, with the host Government’s approval.
She replaces Rosa Malango who first came to Uganda in 2016 as United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Representative and Coordinator, and was in 2019 appointed Resident Coordinator reporting to the President and Secretary General of the United Nations.
Namondo, a Cameroonian national joins Uganda after serving as the UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Eritrea (2017- 2021).
According to a June 22 statement released by the UN, Susan Ngongi Namondo has over 25 years of experience in development work, including 19 years of leading development professionals in the areas of policy formulation and programme planning across four different United Nations agencies at the national, regional and headquarters levels.
Other roles in the UN include UNICEF Representative in Ghana (2013-2017), UNICEF Representative in Comoros (2010-2013) and Deputy Representative in Liberia (2008-2010).
She holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and in animal science from the University of Maryland, USA as well as master’s degrees in public administration from Columbia University, USA and in animal health from the University of Reading, UK.
Her experience in East Africa has been working as Emergency Project Officer with UNICEF in Nairobi, Kenya.
Prior to joining the United Nations, Susan Ngongi Namondo worked with the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI), an international scientific organization, and global non-profits including Caritas Internationalis and Catholic Relief Services.