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Pontus Ohrstedt

Head of United Nations Resident Coordinator's Office in Colombia, United Nations Development Programme

Bio Current as of May 3, 2019

United Nations professional working on Sustainable Development for the past 18 years, focusing on conflict prevention, peacebuilding and recovery. A solid understanding of UN Country Team operations, having worked with different UN agencies, national institutions and civil society in different contexts. Demonstrated leadership capacity, managerial experience and strong technical expertise in development, peacebuilding and humanitarian action. Established partnerships with Governments, donors, civil society and private sector, and mobilized significant financial resources for development projects. 

Head of United Nations Residente Coordinators Office, UNDP, Bogota, Colombia Aug. 2014 – present
UNDP Head of Crisis Prevention and Recovery Unit, Khartoum, Sudan Aug. 2011 – Aug. 2014
UNDP – BCPR, Programme Specialist – Arab States, Geneva, Switzerland Jan. 2007 – Aug. 2011
UNDP Programme Analyst – Peace and Development, Bogotá, Colombia Jan. 2003 – Sept. 2005
UNHCR Field Officer – Protection and Programme, Apartadó, Colombia Nov. 2001 – Jan. 2003
Researcher on Access to Justice and Social Conflict, Bogotá, Colombia Jun. 2000 – Aug. 2001

Master of Science in Human Rights with Distinction
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of London, U.K. (2005 – 2006)

Bachelor of Arts in Law and Economics with First Class Honours
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, U.K. (1996 – 1999)