Full Name
Job Title
Program Specialist
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
Speaker Bio
Rukan Manaz is an experienced professional in the area of international cooperation and sustainable finance. As part of the Local Transformative
Finance Practice at UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in New York, she is in charge for the Blue Peace Financing Initiative and other projects in the field of Financing for Water. Prior to joining UNCDF, Rukan worked in different public agencies, including a think tank based in Geneva and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. Her work focused on blended finance approaches and Public Private Partnership’s for the Sustainable Development Goals, international Initiatives on climate change, migration as well as water, peace and security. Rukan holds a
Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs and Governance as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.