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Limya Eltayeb has been appointed as Resident Representative of UNDP for the Republic of Albania in January 2019, where she has been the Country Director since 2016. Prior to Albania, Limya has worked as Deputy Country Director at UNDP Bahrain (2012-2016) and UNDP The Gambia (2008-2011), and Assistant Resident Representative at UNDP Iraq in both Baghdad and Erbil (2002-2004). Between 2004-2008, Limya was stationed in UNDP Headquarters in New York as Partnership and Resource Mobilization Advisor at the Bureau of Resources and Strategic Partnerships.

Limya, who specializes in social development, national and urban planning, and gender and social rights, has worked with the British Embassy and Department for International Development (DfID) in Khartoum; has been the Country Director of ACORD, an international NGO in Sudan; and was the youngest representative during “Engendering the IGAD Process” as part of the peace process between North and South Sudan which was facilitated by the Inter-governmental Authority on Development.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Khartoum, a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Development from the University College London (UCL), Bartlett School of Architecture and the Development Planning Unit (DPU). She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Social Development from the London School of Economics (LSE) and Aston University at UCL. In additional to her native Arabic, she speaks English and French.


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