Rosemary Kalapurakal

Rosemary Kalapurakal

Rosemary Kalapurakal

Deputy Director

Rosemary was appointed Development Coordination Office (DCO) Deputy Director in May 2021, after having served ad interim since December 2020, and as its Chief of Policy and Programme for two years. She brings to this role more than 20 years of diverse experience at the UN, spanning policy and programme work as well as strategic management and operations. Previously, she served as the 2030 Agenda Lead Advisor for UNDP in its Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, and as the Deputy Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Programme. She has worked for UNDP in numerous management and policy capacities at HQ and in the field, focused on sustainable development and inclusion. Rosemary is an Indian national, holds a doctorate in Business and a master’s degree in economics.