Profile Of Speakers

Joanne Manda

Senior SDG Investment Advisor, UNDP Africa Sustainable Finance Hub

Joan Manda is the Senior SDG Investment Advisor at the UNDP Africa Sustainable Finance Hub, where she works with UNDP Country Offices and partners across Africa to drive capital towards the SDGs. ​

In her previous role at the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub, Joanne provided policy advice and technical assistance to countries in Asia Pacific to translate their climate strategies into national budgets and priority investments for implementation. She worked for 12 years with UK DFID as a Livelihoods and Climate Change Advisor developing social protection, disaster management and climate change adaptation programmes in Africa and South Asia before joining UNDP in 2013. 

Joanne is passionate about helping countries strengthen their national systems to better access and manage domestic and international finance. She holds an MSc in Environment and Development from the University of London.