Mr. Sujit Kumar Mohanty joined as the Chief of United Nations Office for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), Arab States office in Cairo, Egypt on 01 October 2017.
Before coming to Egypt he worked as the Head a.i and Regional Platform Coordinator for the UNISDR Asia Pacific office in Bangkok, Thailand (2011-2017). Sujit has over 17 years of experience in the field of disaster risk management; humanitarian coordination; development; climate change and worked with UN organizations such as UN Office for Humanitarian Coordination (UNOCHA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UNISDR.
Sujit led the Asia Ministerial Conferences and regional coordination for implementation of Sendai Framework in the Asian region. He worked in UNISDR headquarters in Geneva (2006-2011) and led the design and implementation of the ‘Hyogo Framework for Action(HFA) Monitor’, a global DRR/HFA progress monitoring and evaluation framework; the PreventionWeb; and co-authored publications such as the Global Assessment Report (2011) and Asia Pacific Disaster Report(2012).
Prior to UNISDR, he worked with UNOCHA in Sri Lanka as a Chief Technical Adviser for Risk Information Systems in 2005 and as a Manager, Disaster Information Systems in UNDP, India (2000-2005).
Sujit is an Indian national, holding dual Masters degrees in Business Administration and in Computer Science.