UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative
Ms. Nirody is the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative designate for the Republic of Indonesia.
Prior to her assignment in Indonesia, Ms. Nirody served as the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in the Arab Republic of Egypt. As the designated representative of the UN Secretary General, she led the United Nations Country Team in Egypt and coordinated the UN and UNDP’s partnership with Egypt in development and humanitarian areas. Prior to this, Ms. Nirody was the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in the Republic of Uzbekistan where she led and coordinated UN and UNDP development engagement with the Republic of Uzbekistan.
She has 27 years of experience as a development practitioner and has advised over 60 countries globally on a range of multi-disciplinary development issues. She is a passionate advocate for women’s rights and committed to promoting sustainable development and environmental management through partnerships and innovation. Ms. Nirody has postgraduate degrees in International Relations, International Development (with a specialization in Natural Resources Management) and Political Science.
Ms. Nirody is a US national, born and raised in India.
UNDP Indonesia Country Director
Christophe Bahuet has been the Country Director of UNDP in Indonesia since August 2015.
His earlier assignments with UNDP included China, Vietnam, Ghana, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. Mr. Bahuet also worked at the UNDP Headquarters in New York, in the Evaluation Office and in Partnership Bureau. Prior to joining UNDP, he worked in the French Embassy in Yugoslavia.
Mr. Bahuet holds a master’s degree with honours from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, a diploma in Southeast Asian studies from the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations in Paris, a law degree, and a degree in Russian from the University of Bordeaux.
UNDP Indonesia Deputy Country Director
Francine Pickup assumed her position as Deputy Country Director at UNDP Indonesia in February 2016. Prior to this, she worked as Strategic Planning Advisor in UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, based in New York. She focused on strengthening the organization’s results-based management and quality assurance, as well as innovation and scaling up capacity, spending significant time in countries such as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. In 2008-2012, she headed a UN Inter-Agency Information and Analysis Unit in Iraq.
Mrs. Pickup has worked with organizations including Amnesty International, Oxfam, the World Bank and the UN. She has also worked with UN agencies ILO, FAO, OCHA, UNSCO and UNDP in the humanitarian and development arenas at the headquarters in New York, as well as in the field, in country offices including Russia, Central Asia, occupied Palestinian territory, and Lebanon.
Mrs. Pickup received her undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University and her Masters and PhD in Development Studies from the London School of Economics. Her PhD was on local level responses to new market forces in the industrial Ural Mountains in Russia. She has publications on topics including aid effectiveness, humanitarian aid policy, livelihoods, the informal economy, and gender and development. She also wrote the book Ending Violence Against Women: A Challenge for Humanitarian and Development Work.