Evariste Kouassi-Komlan appointed as UNICEF Representative in Mongolia

10 December 2021
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The portrait of Evariste Kouassi-Komlan, UNICEF Representative to Mongolia.

Ulaanbaatar, 10 December - Newly appointed UNICEF Representative in Mongolia Evariste Kouassi-Komlan presented his letter of Accreditation to the Foreign Affairs Minister Mrs Battsetseg Batmunkh.

Mr Kouassi-Komlan brings extensive experience working on children’s issues in development and complex humanitarian contexts, with a particular focus on ensuring linkages between climate change and social sectors, as well as a history of building partnerships.

Prior to this appointment, Mr Kouassi-Komlan was Regional Adviser for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office based in Bangkok, Thailand, since 2018, where he provided leadership for water, sanitation, and hygiene programmes in 24 countries and territories with a focus on innovative technical and financial solutions.

Mr Kouassi-Komlan served as Senior Adviser, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene & Deputy Director of UNICEF Global WASH programme and later Director Global WASH a.i at UNICEF Headquarters from 2012 to 2018 where he led UNICEF’s global WASH policy, human resource development, planning, and monitoring, providing leadership for more than 100 countries.

Mr Kouassi-Komlan also served as Chief of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for UNICEF Madagascar, from 2008 to 2012 at the same time acting for a long period as Deputy Representative.

He also advised organizations including the World Bank, International Water Resources Centre (IRC), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, African Development Bank, and various foundations and governments in Africa and Asia.

Mr Kouassi-Komlan holds Master of Science in Utility Management from Delft University of Technology in Netherlands.

Mr Kouassi-Komlan, a Togolese national, is married with 2 daughters.

Media contacts

Ariunzaya Davaa
Communication specialist
UNICEF Mongolia
Tel: (976) 11 312217 2203
Tel: (976) 99112652

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The portrait of Evariste Kouassi-Komlan, UNICEF Representative to Mongolia.

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