Sujit Kumar Mohanty

Sujit Kumar Mohanty

Chief of Regional Office for Arab States
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Sujit Kumar Mohanty is the Chief of United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Regional Office for Arab States.

Before coming to Egypt he worked as the Head a.i and Regional Platform Coordinator for the UNDRR Asia Pacific office in Bangkok, Thailand (2011-2017). Sujit has over 19 years of experience in the field of disaster risk management; humanitarian coordination; development; climate change and worked with number of United Nations organizations such as UN Office for Humanitarian Coordination (UNOCHA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UNDRR.

Sujit led the Asia Ministerial Conferences and regional coordination for implementation of Sendai Framework in the Asian region. He worked in UNDRR headquarters in Geneva (2006-2011) and led the design and
implementation of the ‘Hyogo Framework for Action(HFA) Monitor’, a global DRR/HFA progress monitoring and evaluation framework; the PreventionWeb; and co-authored publications such as the Global Assessment Report (2011) and Asia Pacific Disaster Report(2012).

Prior to UNDRR, he worked with UNOCHA in Sri Lanka as a Chief Technical Adviser for Risk Information Systems in 2005 and as a Manager, Disaster Information Systems in UNDP, India (2000-2005). Sujit is an Indian national, holding dual Masters degrees in Business Administration and Computer Science.