Casper Sonesson, a Swedish national, joined UNCDF in 2020 as Head of Policy in the Partnerships, Policy and Communications unit in New York.
Prior to joining UNCDF, Casper served as Global Policy Advisor on the role of extractive industries and private sector in development at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 2014. In this capacity he developed global partnerships and conducted policy research on the extractive industries’ role in advancing the 2030 Agenda, working closely with organizations such as WEF, WB, IFC, governments and global industry associations.
Previously, Casper served as Deputy Director and Team Leader in UNDP’s Private Sector Division, where he spearheaded development and implementation of global strategies and initiatives to promote inclusive market development and engage the private sector in support of sustainable development. He has worked on the ground in more than 30 countries, advising UNDP country offices, governments and their partners.
Casper has 25 years of international development experience. He has a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Lund, Sweden.
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