Office of the Resident Coordinator

Author
Matthias Z. Naab
UN RCO
Resident Coordinator
Mr. NAAB (born in Ghana), a U.S. citizen, has more than 20 years of professional experience in international development and has extensive knowledge and proven expertise in the field of development. Prior to his appointment as United Nations Resident Coordinator in Cameroon, Matthias held the same position in the Comoros since 2016. He has also served as UNDP Country Director in Mozambique and has worked in Rwanda and Tanzania where he actively participated in the design and implementation of inter-agency joint programmes.

Mr. NAAB holds a PhD in International Affairs and Public Policy from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, where he also earned a Master's Degree in Public and International Affairs (MPIA).

Matthias Z. Naab

The Resident Coordinator is the leader of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT), and his role is to bring together the various UN agencies to improve the coherence and effectiveness of their work for the development of Cameroon. He acts on behalf of the UN’s system impartially,  in ensuring a strategic United Nations position in each country. It supports and promotes the UN’s responsibilities for human rights and humanitarian law-based programming, including the duties of UN’s entities and staff in this regard.

The Office of the Resident Coordinator is the main support structure for the Resident Coordinator and Country Team activities for the strengthening of the joint activities of the United Nations system in Cameroon. It coordinates UN operational activities for development so that United Nations assistance is aligned with national development priorities and the demand for capacity-building following international treaties and development goals.

 

The Resident Coordinator for Cameroon

Mr. NAAB (born in Ghana), a U.S. citizen, has more than 20 years of professional experience in international development and has extensive knowledge and proven expertise in the field of development. Prior to his appointment as United Nations Resident Coordinator in Cameroon, Matthias held the same position in the Comoros since 2016. He has also served as UNDP Country Director in Mozambique and has worked in Rwanda and Tanzania where he actively participated in the design and implementation of inter-agency joint programmes. Mr. NAAB holds a PhD in International Affairs and Public Policy from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, where he also earned a Master's Degree in Public and International Affairs (MPIA).