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Andrea Wojnar

Ms. Andrea Wojnar is the Resident Representative for UNFPA India and the Country Director for Bhutan; she took up her role on 18 January and reported for duty in Delhi on 15 February, 2022.

Ms Wojnar is a citizen of the United States of America, and holds a Master’s degree in management from McGill University (Montreal, Canada), with studies at INSEAD (France), Lancaster University (United Kingdom), Indian Institute of Management (Bengaluru, India), LG Institute (South Korea) and Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Kanazawa, Japan). She also holds a Master’s in Social Change and Development Economics from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies (Washington D.C.).

Prior to her arrival in India, Ms. Wojnar was UNFPA Representative in Mozambique, Senegal and Country Director for The Gambia. Before joining the United Nations, she led development and humanitarian programmes both at the grassroots and at the national level for the US Peace Corps, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and the American Red Cross Society in more than 50 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

In a career spanning thirty-six years, Ms. Wojnar has been at the forefront of programmes that have focused on the rights and health of women and girls, and giving a voice to youth and adolescents. The ‘power of data’ being her core guiding principle, she is passionate about using evidence-based results to conduct public advocacy and high-level policy dialogue to influence decision-makers on the importance of gender equality for sustainable development.

Ms. Wojnar is a strong advocate of ensuring Rights and Choices for All.

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