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UNDP is the UN development agency. In Myanmar, its team works across the country, with main offices in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw
and field offices in Kachin, Mandalay, Rakhine, Mon and Shan. UNDP Resident Representative, Country Director and Deputy Country Director represent the senior leadership of UNDP in the country. For leadership at the global level please read here.

UNDP Resident Representative for Myanmar

Peter Batchelor (South Africa) is the UNDP Resident Representative for Myanmar. He has more than 20 years of experience in international development, and has worked in UN Headquarters (New York and Geneva) and in the field in Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

Prior to his appointment in Myanmar, Peter Batchelor served as UNDP Resident Representative a.i. in Sri Lanka. He also worked in various leadership capacities in UNDP and other organizations. His experience includes: (1) Regional Manager at the UNDP Pacific Center in Suva, Fiji Islands, (2) Country Director for UNDP Iraq in Baghdad (3) Chief Conflict Prevention and Recovery Team at UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (UNDP/BCPR) in Geneva (Switzerland) and New York, USA (4) Project Director, Small Arms Survey at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, and (5) Project Coordinator at the Center for Conflict Resolution, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. Peter was an advisor to the Mandela Government in South Africa between 1995 and 1999 on security and economic issues.

Peter holds a PhD and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge, UK and a BA/BA (Hons) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is married with one son.

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