Yesterday, the UK’s newly appointed Deputy High Commissioner to Kenya, Susie Kitchens, met with the United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Kenya, Siddharth Chatterjee.
The pair discussed ways in which Kenya could advance primary health care, spur women’s empowerment and get more local young people into work and reduce unemployment.
Siddharth Chatterjee has been the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator and the UNDP Resident Representative in Kenya since 26 August 2016.
He joined the UN in January 1997 after serving in a Special Forces unit of the Indian Army, during which time he was decorated for gallantry by the President of India.
In his current role, Siddharth coordinates the work of 27 UN agencies. Spanning humanitarian action to development work in Kenya, the United Nations Development Assistance Framework is fully aligned to the Government of Kenya’s strategic priorities.
Prior to taking up his current role, he was the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative to Kenya and a key target of his is to help reduce the unacceptably high maternal deaths in Kenya.