About us

About Us

The Regional Bureau Africa (RBA) team in New York provides overall strategic oversight, guidance and quality assurance, management support and broader regional analysis, including on global issues.

At the regional level, the Regional Service Centre and sub-regional platforms provide integrated and holistic support to RBA Country Offices and regional partners, such as the African Union Commission and the Regional Economic Communities, across all of UNDP’s areas of work.

The Regional Centre also leads in coordinating the UNDP Africa Regional Programme, which focuses on supporting groups of countries or regional bodies so they can work together on addressing common and trans-border development challenges.

The Regional Service Centre and sub-regional platform teams are drawn from all UNDP bureaus. They work closely with one another to support country offices and regional partners as they work to fulfil the continent’s priorities.

At the national level, UNDP Country offices provide proactive support, and respond to country demands, for policy and programme advice, and ensure alignment of country programmes with regional and corporate priorities.

RBA also contributes to UN reform and coordination efforts by strengthening the UN Resident Coordination system in the region for greater coherence and harmonization of UN Country Teams, and leading the sub-Saharan Africa Regional UN Development Group.

A more detailed structure and contact list is below:

RBA (New York):

  • Directorate:  Director, Deputy Director, and Support Communications
  • Strategy and Analysis Team
  • Country Oversight Team
  • Management Support Team


Regional Service Centre (Addis Ababa):

  • Directorate:  Regional Centre Director, Regional Centre Deputy Director, and Support   communications; Partnerships and resource mobilisation; and Regional Programme Coordination
  • Country Support Team;  Sub-Regional Clusters
  • Policy Advisory/Regional Programme Team
    Cluster 1: Inclusive and sustainable growth and development
    Cluster 2: Democratic governance and conflict prevention
    Cluster 3: Climate change and resilience
    Cluster 4: Coherence and Coordination
  • Operational Back Office and Advisory
  • Sub-regional platforms
    The West and Central Africa Sub-Regional Team, based in Dakar
    The East and South Africa Sub-Regional Team, based in Nairobi

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