Full Name
Job Title
UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand
Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator
Speaker Bio
Ms Gita Sabharwal was appointed as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Thailand on 15 March 2020.

Ms Sabharwal has close to three decades of development experience working across multiple country contexts in Asia. Her work has focused specifically on peacebuilding, governance and social policy, while generating and applying empirical and big data analysis to deal with emerging development challenges.

Ms Sabharwal has worked in senior management and strategic leadership roles with different institutions. Her development experience ranges from working with a grassroots women’s collective, an international foundation to bilateral and multilateral organisations. Preceding her appointment to Thailand, Ms Sabharwal was the Peacebuilding and Development Advisor at the United Nations in Sri Lanka, for nearly seven years.

Prior to joining the United Nations, Ms Sabharwal was The Asia Foundation’s Deputy Country Representative for Maldives and Sri Lanka and has held positions as the Poverty and Policy Advisor for the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development in India and Vietnam.

Ms Sabharwal holds a master’s degree in Development Management from the University of Wales, UK and is the author of numerous policy papers on South and South-East Asia. She speaks English and Hindi. Follow her on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/SabharwalGita