Ms. Wiesen has over 25 years’ experience in development, working on issues of poverty reduction, governance, civil society empowerment, gender, sustainable human development, HIV, health and strategic partnerships.
Ms. Wiesen was Regional Manager of the UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Center from 2013-2014. Prior to this she was the Country Director of UNDP India, and has held a variety of positions at UNDP in policy, strategic partnership, Asia and Africa Bureaus. Before joining the India office in 2010, Ms. Wiesen was Regional Practice Leader and Programme Coordinator for Asia and the Pacific on human rights, gender inequality and the human development dimensions of HIV, based in Colombo Sri Lanka. Prior to this, she was Senior Advisor on Poverty and Sustainable Human Development for Africa (1993-1998) and Director, Civil Society Division in the Bureau of Strategic Partnerships (1999-2002). Between 2003 and 2006, Ms. Wiesen was the Senior Advisor and Deputy Director HIV, in the Bureau of Development Policy.
Ms. Wiesen has worked in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, North America and Europe. She holds a Masters in International Finance and Energy Policy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, United States.