Nardos Bekele-Thomas



Nardos is the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations system in Kenya. She is a seasoned and experienced UN official having served in many countries. Nardos leads and coordinates the United Nations’ efforts to support the Government in creating and sustaining an enabling environment for the promotion of human rights, good governance and the improvement of the quality of life and the well-being of the people of Kenya by reducing poverty, with a particular focus on the most vulnerable groups and regions.

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“Peace is priceless. Without peace, there is no development. Without peace, there is no life, there is no hope. I think it’s up to us individually to be peace brokers, peacemakers and peacebuilders.”

Nardos Bekele-Thomas