Kanni Wignaraja


Kanni Wignaraja is the Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Development Programme. She recently served as the Acting Assistant Administrator and Director, Bureau for Management Services, UNDP and as Special Adviser to the UNDP Administrator, roles that she has performed throughout 2019, after working as the Director of the United Nations Development Operations Coordination Office (DOCO) from 2014 to 2018. She brings over twenty-five years of experience of the UN's mission and UNDP’s role in the sustain-able development agenda having worked in various field positions in Africa, Asia and Pacific as well as in UNDP’s Headquarters in New York.