Country Representative

Anjali Sen

Ms. Anjali Sen joined UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund as Representative to Yemen in March 2017.  A national of India, Ms.

Ms. Anjali Sen joined UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund as Representative to Yemen in March 2017.  A national of India, Ms. Sen, brings with her nearly 30 years of experience in the development and government sector, many of which has been spent in championing and advocating for advancing sexual and reproductive health rights of the poorest, most vulnerable and marginalized communities.

Prior to joining UNFPA, Ms. Sen, worked at International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) as Regional Director for the South Asia Region, since 2009. At IPPF, she has been responsible for overseeing the policy and management of nine member Associations in the region, helping to develop their self-governing, self-sustaining and self-managing capacities in sexual and reproductive health programmes. Ms. Sen has also played an instrumental role in IPPF’s work with the Parliamentarians in South Asia.

In addition, Ms. Sen has spearheaded large-scale humanitarian response and development programmes in the South Asia region, including in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. More recently, she has been heading external relations, including resource mobilization, advocacy and communication at IPPF Headquarters in London.

Ms. Sen has been a strong advocate for universal access to sexual reproductive health and rights, at various international forums, including the SDGs, the World Humanitarian Summit, World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, and the Asia-Pacific Population Conference among many others.

Prior to joining IPPF, Ms. Sen held a number of senior leadership positions in the Indian government, where one of her many roles has been in transforming India’s National Gallery of Modern Art into one of the country’s pre-eminent cultural facilities.

Ms. Sen has served in several institutional boards, including the International and India Board of Voluntary Services Overseas as trustee.

Ms. Sen holds a Master of History degree from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi, India) and a Bachelor of History degree from Delhi University.

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