Ms. Elsie G. Attafuah, United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Resident Representative for Uganda.

Ms. Elsie G. Attafuah, is the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Resident Representative for Uganda. 

As RR, she leads and is accountable for harnessing and directing the full potential of UNDP’s capabilities and associated partnerships, in support of Uganda’s development goals. Prior to this, she managed UNDP’s Climate and Forests office in Africa, providing technical guidance to 28 countries.

Ms. Attafuah has over twenty years of global experience in programme development, management and implementation, organizational and strategic management, partnerships brokering, resource mobilization.

Her professional experience spans years of working with UNDP, the Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), Government Ministries, private sector, and civil society.

Ms. Attafuah holds a Masters’ Degree in International Affairs from the University of Ghana, a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Diploma in Education from the University of Cape-Coast. 


Sheila Ngatia, Deputy Resident Representative, Programme and Operations, to UNDP Uganda.

Sheila Ngatia is the Deputy Resident Representative in charge of Programme and Operations in UNDP Uganda. Sheila, who joined the Country Office in August 2019 previously served as the Assistant Resident Representative and Head of Programmes in UNDP Kenya.  Prior to that she served as the Team Leader Transformative Governance Unit and Team Leader, Inclusive Economic Growth Unit. She had a stint in the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa in New York on detail assignment.

A governance and development practitioner, Sheila is a Lawyer by profession, and holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Laws degree (Merit) from the University of London. She is a Chevening Scholar, a recipient of the scholarship programme from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK. She has undertaken other professional courses including a Leadership Development Programme with IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona; an Executive Course on ‘Creating Collaborative Solutions’ from Harvard University, JF Kennedy School of Government; and Project Management Diploma from the University of Bradford. She is trained as a Mediator with the Mediation Training Institute, EA.

Sheila is married with three children and is active in community service. 

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