Secretary-General appoints Ms. Ghada Hatim Eltahir Mudawi of Sudan as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Kuwait
01 September 2023
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Ms. Ghada Hatim Eltahir Mudawi of Sudan as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Kuwait, with the host Government’s approval.
Ms. Eltahir has more than 25 years of experience in humanitarian and development affairs. Prior to her current appointment, she served on different positions at the UN Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in New York, notably as Deputy Director of the Operations and Advocacy Division, where she was also Acting Director March to August 2022. She has also served as Chief of Eastern and Southern Africa and as Acting Deputy Director for Middle East and North Africa, overseeing OCHA activities in those regions.
Before that, Ms. Eltahir served as the Executive Director of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Gulf Cooperation Council Regional Office in Abu Dhabi; Country Director of MSF in Yemen and Nigeria and Nigeria Country Director of Solidarités International and of iMMAP.
Ms. Eltahir holds two master’s degrees in development studies, MA in Development Studies, from Erasmus University- Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands, and MSc in Gender and Development from Ahfad University, Sudan. She has also served on numerous international advisory boards and panels.