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Dr. Dena Assaf

Dr. Dena Assaf

United Nations Resident Coordinator

Dr. Assaf is the United Nations Resident Coordinator for the UAE and the Deputy Commissioner-General of the UN at the EXPO2020.
Dena has been with the UN for over two decades in various advisory roles, supporting the Arab region.
Her focus at the UNDP has been with United Nations Entity for Gender Equality, Empowerment of Women, Peace Keeping and most importantly the Sustainable Development Group.
While working with UN Women, Dena spearheaded a strategy to strengthen the economic, political and social rights of women in the Arab region. Dena has held various academic and advisory roles in civil society.
Dr. Assaf is an engineer with additional degrees in Architecture, Urban Design and Urban Planning.