FIGHTING For GENDER EQUALITY & WOMEN'S eMPOWREMENT

  • Write extensively on compelling social issues. My articles can be found in my blog. Link below.
  • Decorated for gallantry during my service in the Indian Army Special Forces. Blue in riding & polo
  • Networked with other professionals
  • Masters in Public Policy from Princeton University.
  • Refer PDF file on this website.
  • TED x talk on child soldiers as well as key note speech at the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy.

Summary

Siddharth Chatterjee
Having lived and served in some of the most fragile countries in the world, I am passionate about making a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable. I have seen first hand many human tragedies and triumphs from which I have learnt important lessons and I strive to uphold human dignity.
I am the United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to Kenya. Together with the United Nations country team we are tring to ensure the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and Kenya's Vision 2030.

Before this role, I was the UNFPA(United Nations Population Fund) Representative in Kenya and making efforts to ensure "no woman dies giving life" and every girl child is protected, nurtured and free from the scourge of FGM, child marriage and sexual violence.


Before joining UNFPA, I was the Chief Diplomat & Head of Strategic Partnerships at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) the world's largest humanitarian organization based in Switzerland.

I had served with the United Nations (UN) in the Department of Peace Keeping Operations, UNICEF and UNOPS in a range of leadership positions. Most of my career has been spent serving in complex emergencies, developing countries and fragile states.

During my UN career I have lived and worked in the following countries-Denmark, Iraq(two tours), Jordan, Somalia, Kenya, Sudan(Darfur), Indonesia, South Sudan, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In South Sudan I successfully negotiated the release of 3551 child soldiers from the rebel army of the SPLA and led the largest ever demobilization of child soldiers in 2001 during an ongoing conflict. I delivered a TED x talk on the topic of child soldiers in Bilbao, Spain.

I am a regarded as a global influencer, actively advocating to end the scourge of polio. I have written & spoken extensively on the topic in leading international journals.

 I am a  graduate in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. 

I joined the UN in January 1997 after serving in the Indian Army in a Special Forces unit. I was decorated for gallantry during active service.

I try to keep the spotlight on things that adversely effect humanity through my editorials and opinion pieces. My articles have featured in the CNN, Al Jazeera, the Huffington Post, the Guardian, Forbes, Reuters, the Global Observatory and some leading Indian journals.

Join my efforts to end Violence Against Women, FGM, Child Marriage, and Maternal Deaths in Kenya.  Connect with me on LinkedIn.


Proudest Accomplishment

Demobilizing 3551 child soldiers during the height of a conflict in South Sudan from a rebel army.

Education Highlights

  • Princeton University
    Masters in public policy
  • National Defence Academy
    Bachelor of sciences

Skills

  • International Development
  • Capacity Building
  • NGOs
  • Public Policy
  • Policy Analysis
  • International Relations
  • Non-profits
  • Politics
  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • Africa
  • Diplomacy
  • Fundraising
  • Strategic Communications
  • Conflict
  • Public Speaking
  • Strategic Planning
  • International Organizations
  • Food Security
  • Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Program Management
  • Global Health
  • Humanitarian
  • Government
  • Nonprofits
  • Governance
  • Public Health
  • Community Development
  • Foreign Policy
  • Civil Society
  • Human Rights
  • Community Outreach

Images

  • A great day for me. President Salva Kiir of South Sudan commits to demobilizing all child soldeirs.
    A great day for me. President Salva Kiir of South Sudan commits to demobilizing all child soldeirs.
  • A great personal moment. Child soldiers returning home to their families and communities in S Sudan
    A great personal moment. Child soldiers returning home to their families and communities in S Sudan
  • My passion for horses and equestrian sports. A picture from my days at the National Defense Academy.
    My passion for horses and equestrian sports. A picture from my days at the National Defense Academy.

Files

Blog

Siddharth Chatterjee-Perspectives

http://siddharthchatterjee-wws.blogspot.ch/

Location

Nairobi, Kenya

Currently Seeking

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