Resident Representative, UNFPA India,
Country Director, Bhutan
Ms. Andrea Wojnar is the Resident Representative for UNFPA India and the Country Director for Bhutan; she took up her assignment in early 2022. In a career spanning almost four decades, Ms. Wojnar has been at the forefront of programmes that have focused on the rights and health of women and girls and giving a voice to youth and adolescents.
The ‘power of data’ being her core guiding principle, she is passionate about using evidence-based results to conduct public advocacy and high-level policy dialogue to influence decision-makers on the importance of gender equality for sustainable development. Prior to her arrival in India, Ms. Wojnar was UNFPA Representative in Mozambique, Senegal and Country Director for The Gambia. Before joining the United Nations, she led development and humanitarian programmes both at the grassroots and at the national level for the US Peace Corps, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and the American Red Cross Society in more than 50 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Ms Wojnar is a citizen of the United States of America, and holds Master’s degree in Management from McGill University (Montreal, Canada), in Social Change and Development Economics from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies (Washington D.C.). Ms. Wojnar is a strong believer that when people are availed of opportunities, when they are healthy, educated and able to exercise their rights, individuals and societies flourish.