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Lubna Baqi

Lubna Baqi is the UNFPA Representative for Nepal since 3 October 2017. She has over 25 years of experience working in the development field, many of them at UNFPA.
Since 2011, Baqi has served as Deputy Regional Director at the UNFPA Asia and the Pacific Regional Office, mobilizing programme and technical support to the 23 UNFPA country offices in the region and managing the regional programme and partnerships. Prior to this, she was the Associate Director, UN Development Operations Coordination Office in New York (2007-2010), where she led the Programme Support and Global Quality Standards Team, responsible for promoting programme coherence and innovation under the UN development system.
Earlier, she was UNFPA Representative in Sri Lanka and Country Director in the Maldives (2003-2007), supporting the development and implementation of programme operations as well as the humanitarian response to the devastating 2004 Asian Tsunami. She also served in Egypt as the acting UNFPA Representative and Deputy Representative (2001-2003). 
Baqi is a British national and she holds a Master of Science Degree in Economics from University College London, London University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from University of Westminster, UK. 

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