Devanand Ramiah

Devanand Ramiah is the Head of the Southeast Asia and Pacific Cluster for the Regional Bureau for Asia and Pacific (RBAP) of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) based in Bangkok, Thailand. Prior to joining RBAP, Devanand was the Asia and Pacific Team Leader for the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery based in New York, USA. He also served as the Conflict Prevention and Recovery Advisor for Asia Pacific in BCPR. Preceding his move to BCPR, Devanand served as the Peace and Development Specialist for UNDP Sri Lanka. His UN experience includes serving in the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions in Kosovo and East Timor. Prior to joining the UN, Devanand served as the Coordinator of the Peace and Conflict Analysis Unit at the Center for Policy Alternatives and National Programme Coordinator for the Centre for Monitoring Elections Violence, in Sri Lanka.

Devanand is a Fulbright scholar and holds a Masters degree in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), Virginia, USA. Devanand was an Adjunct Professor on Peace and Development at the Centre for Global Affairs, New York University and co-thought a course on Applied Peace Building at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York.