Katie Travers, Programme and External Relations Officer

Katie Travers joined UNDEF in 2019 with responsibility for external relations in addition to project management.  Katie brings extensive experience in resource mobilization, inter-agency coordination, programme management and operational planning for sustainable development and humanitarian assistance for both the UN and civil society organizations in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.  She led donor relations and projects teams for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, UNRWA, based in its Beirut office.  She subsequently joined the Natural Resource Governance Institute, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving countries' governance over their natural resource to promote sustainable and inclusive development, where her duties included managing resource mobilization, project design and partnerships with civil society, bilateral donors, and UN entities. Earlier in her career, she was based in Yangon, managing external relations and partnerships for the UN Development Programme in Myanmar.