UNDP Administrator Helen Clark to visit BotswanaJun 5, 2015
The Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Helen Clark will be visiting Botswana from 13th to 16th June. Helen Ms. Clark was appointed UNDP Administrator in April 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. She is also the Chair of the United Nations Development Group. Prior to her appointment with UNDP, Helen Clark served for nine years as Prime Minister of New Zealand, serving three successive terms from 1999-2008. Throughout her tenure as Prime Minister, Helen Clark engaged widely in policy development and advocacy across the international, economic, social, and cultural spheres.
During her country visit, the Administrator will engage in discussions with Senior Officials of the Government of Botswana and meet with representatives of key stakeholders including civil society and international development partners. She will also meet with the UN Country Team in Botswana and the UNDP Country Office staff and management.
While the key highlight of the Administrator’s visit to Botswana is to deliver a keynote address during the Official Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Local Governance Forum on 16 June, her programme also incorporates a visit to Maun in the North Western part of the country to get an appreciation of the development realities of an upper middle income country such as Botswana and UN supported project interventions.