The UN Resident Coordinator Office

The United Nations Resident Coordinator Office supports the work of the UN Resident Coordinator. The UN Resident Coordinator leads the UN country team in consultations with the Government to define and agree on the UN strategic response to the Government’s development priorities. This response is captured in the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). 

The UNDAF is a medium term results framework that describes the collective vision and response of the UN system to national development priorities. The UNDAF describes how the UN country team will contribute to the achievement of development results based on a common country analysis and the UN comparative advantage. Currently, the UN framework of work for Lesotho is under the 2019-2023 UNDAF.

The office coordinates activities related to common programming including Agenda 2030, joint programmes, joint programming activities and development coordination work. This is done in conformity with the objectives and priorities of the Government, and the mandates and objectives of the United Nations agencies.

The UN Resident Coordinator Office has five core functions:

  1. Strategic Planning
  2. Economics
  3. Partnerships and development finance
  4. Data and results management and reporting
  5. Communications and advocacy

The Resident Coordinator a.i. in Lesotho

Ms. Betty Wabunoha is the Resident Coordinator a.i in Lesotho and the UNDP Resident Representative, and has over 18 years proven experience in policy and programme development and operations management at a large scale. The Herriot-Watt University MBA graduate also has expertise in financial analysis and management, contract management and negotiation. She is an excellent team builder with result-oriented mentoring skills.

She first joined UNDP in September 2007 as a Deputy Country Director in Tanzania and has also worked for UNDP Country Offices in Angola and Nigeria still as the Deputy Country Director.

Ms. Wabunoha leads, represents, and is accountable for harnessing and directing the full potential of UNDP’s global capabilities, and those of its associated funds and programmes, in support of national development strategies and collaborative partnerships in the country. Ms. Wabunoha has worked in the development sphere within the continent for several years.


The UN Resident Coordinator Office


Ms. Betty Wabunoha