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 and Deputy Resident Representative represent the senior leadership of UNDP in the country. For leadership at the global level please read here.
UNDP Resident Representative for Myanmar
Mr Titon Mitra, an Australian national, is a senior development professional with over 30 years of experience.
Prior to his appointment as UNDP Myanmar Resident Representative, he served in a number of roles in the UN: as UNDP Resident Representative in Philippines, the Senior Strategic Planning Adviser and Head of the Integrated Coordination Office for Development and Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq; and Senior Strategic Adviser to the UN on the Bangsamoro Peace process in the Philippines.
Mr Mitra was also formerly a senior official in the Australian Government, having served as the Minister Counsellor and Head of the aid program to the Philippines; and as an Assistant Secretary with AusAID managing large and complex bilateral aid programmes focused on social development, economic reform, governance, and infrastructure in Sri Lanka, the Maldives, China, Indonesia, and Timor- Leste.
He has also led humanitarian responses in Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific, as Global Emergency Director for CARE International.
Deputy Resident Representative for Myanmar
Dawn Del Rio is the Deputy Resident Representative for UNDP Myanmar Country Office (2/2017-present).
Ms. Del Rio previously served as the Chief of Unit, Rule of Law and Human Security, in the UNDP Afghanistan Country Office (9/2014-2/2017). Prior to this she served as the Global Senior Portfolio Manager/Adviser, in UNDP’s Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office in New York and Bangkok (5/2007-9/2014).
Prior to joining UNDP, Ms. Del Rio worked with several International Nongovernmental Organizations (INGOs) and inter-governmental organizations in Central Asia and Southern/Eastern Africa. Her professional career over the past 25 years has focused primarily on technical and advisory support to build effective democratic governance institutions including working in local government positions in the United States at the state, city and county administration levels, state legislature, serving public officials as Chief of Staff.
Ms. Del Rio, United States national, holds a Master Decree in Public Administration and Public Policy from the University of Oregon in the United States.