María del Carmen Sacasa is an international expert in sustainable development, with more than twenty-five years of experience in leadership and management positions.
The new Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Panama, María del Carmen Sacasa, presented her credentials this Thursday to the Vice Minister of Multilateral Affairs and Cooperation, Ana Luisa Castro Novey.
The UNDP details that prior to her position in Panama, Sacasa led the United Nations System in Peru as Resident Coordinator (2015-2019); and the UNDP team in Peru as Resident Representative (2015-2021); applying their knowledge in development processes, human rights, security and humanitarian assistance.
She adds that she was also part of the management team of UNDP in Mexico as Deputy Resident Representative (2011-2015) and Resident Representative (2012). She was Deputy Country Director (2007-2011) and ai Country Director at the UNDP Office in Colombia. She began her career at UNDP as Program Coordinator and Democratic Governance Coordinator for UNDP in Nicaragua.
“María del Carmen Sacasa is an international expert in sustainable development, with more than twenty-five years of experience in leadership and management positions. He has higher MSc studies in urban planning and regional development at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and architecture at the Autonomous University of Central America, Costa Rica
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