Chief of Humanitarian Response
Mrs. Ugochi (Ugo) Daniels is the Chief of the Humanitarian and Fragile Contexts Branch in the Programme Division of UNFPA since 2013. Ugo joined UNFPA in 2002 as the Deputy Program Manager of the African Youth Alliance. In 2007, Ugo became the Deputy Representative in Nepal and in 2010, Ugo was appointed Representative in the Philippines where she helped to ensure that partnership with humanitarian agencies was at the heart of UNFPA’s response to natural disasters. In 2012, she served as the Acting Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator of the Philippines. Prior to joining UNFPA, Ugo worked with USAID’s Nigeria Office between 1999 and 2002, serving both in the Office of Transition Initiatives and later as a Monitoring, Evaluation and Information Specialist. She focused on institutional strengthening, networks and partnerships, women’s access to health services, and women’s participation in political processes.