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Manuel Fontaine - Director, Office of Emergency Programmes

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Manuel Fontaine

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Manuel Fontaine took up his position as UNICEF Director of the Office of Emergency Programmes in early January 2017.

Mr. Fontaine has more than 25 years of experience with UNICEF that combines managerial and technical leadership in both development and emergency contexts.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Fontaine served as Regional Director for the West and Central Africa Region (WCAR) where he was responsible for overseeing UNICEF’s programmes in 24 countries.  From August 2011 to August 2013, he was WCAR Deputy Regional Director, and before then he was UNICEF Representative in Algeria, Senior Advisor Child Protection in New York Headquarters, Deputy Representative in Afghanistan, Somalia and Albania, and Head of Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Before joining UNICEF, Mr. Fontaine worked for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Mr. Fontaine is a national of France. He holds a DEA (post-graduate diploma) in International Public Law and International Organizations from the University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne).

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