UNDP Nigeria gets new Country DirectorNov 15, 2013
A new Country Director has resumed duties at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Office in Abuja, Nigeria. He is Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai, a Gambian national. He replaces the former UNDP Country Director for Nigeria, Ms. Ade Mamonyane Lekoetje, who completed her tour of duty in Nigeria in August 2013.
Dr. Beyai comes to UNDP Nigeria with a wealth of experience acquired over the last 25 years, in both the private and the public sectors – at national and international levels. His focus is on development issues and operations related policies. Until his assignment to Nigeria, he served as the Economic Advisor and Lead, Inclusive Growth Cluster, in the UNDP Country Office, Ghana.
Beyai holds a PhD in Economics, with a focus on Health Economics, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London; a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, and a BSc degree in Economics from the Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. He is married and has four children.
Working under the delegated authority of Mr. Daouda Toure, the UN Resident Coordinator / UNDP Resident Representative to Nigeria, Beyai has assumed responsibility for the day-to-day management of UNDP activities in Nigeria.