Ms. Sara Beysolow Nyanti assumed her role as UNICEF Representative in Yemen in February 2019.
She began her development career as a Special Assistant in Liberia’s Ministry of Health; and later Director of the National AIDS Control Programme (1998-2003). Since then, she worked for United Nations Programmes and Funds (UNDP and UNICEF) in Nepal, Namibia and Nigeria before becoming UNICEF Representative in the Gambia from May 2015 to May 2017.
Prior to her appointment as a Representative of UNICEF Yemen Country Office, she established the Project Management Unit (PMU) that delivers the Emergency Cash Transfer (ECT) Project. She led the ECT Project’s conceptualization and the design of its operational and risk management systems as part of the project's delivery mechanism. The ECT Project is UNICEF’s largest cash transfer project globally, which benefits a third of the population of Yemen, almost 9 million people.
Ms. Nyanti holds Liberian nationality and is a trained nurse with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. She is married with 4 children.
I need your support so that we can reach every child wherever they are in Yemen.