UN Resident Coordinator and the UNDP Resident Representative Kenya
Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator and the UNDP Resident Representative to Kenya.
He is a feminist and a passionate humanitarian and development worker.
His service in the United Nations and the Red Cross movement has spanned over 20 years. He has served in some fragile and difficult parts of the world, driven by a desire to make a real difference in the lives of the most vulnerable.
A highlight of his career was to get 3551 child soldiers demobilised from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army. ”This was the largest ever demobilisation ever done during an ongoing conflict. Here is his TEDx talk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j964XqRWfNI
A consummate writer on human development issues, he has a blog in Huffington Post and Reuters. His articles have also featured in the Guardian, CNN, Al Jazeera, Inter Press Service as well as in Kenyan and Indian mainstream media.
His early career was in the Indian Army Special Forces and was decorated for gallantry by the President of India.
He is a graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, USA.