AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023

Joanne Manda
Regional Advisor, Climate Change & Innovative Finance


UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub | UNDP Innovative Finance Lab (IFLab)


Joanne is the Regional Advisor in UNDP Indonesia?s Innovative Finance Lab (IF Lab) and shares her time between the Indonesia country office and the Bangkok Regional Hub (BRH). She provides policy advice and technical assistance on financing the SDGs to the IF Lab and countries in Asia Pacific. Joanne is passionate about generating development results through innovative financing mechanisms. Over the past six years she has been supporting countries in Asia Pacific to strengthen planning and budgeting systems to deliver on climate change actions and SDG targets. Joanne holds an MSc. Environment and Development from the University of London. Prior to joining UNDP, Joanne worked for 12 years with UK DFID as Livelihoods and Climate Change Advisor developing social protection, disaster management, urban poverty reduction and climate change adaptation programmes in Africa and South Asia before joining UNDP BRH in 2013. She is the mother to three inquisitive children, wife to one incredible husband and enjoys music and reading in her rare spare time!