Elizabeth Lwanga "has Over thirty years experience in development work with a focus on programme development including policy formulation, project/programme design, implementation and evaluation. Experience includes five years working with national governments, fifteen years with non-governmental organizations and fifteen years with the United Nations. Special areas of interest and expertise include policy dialogue with government, management of development in crisis or special circumstances, partnership building with civil society and donor community, personnel management, inter-agency coordination, programme analysis, development support communication, information and communication, radio and television production, gender analysis, and the advancement of women in development.
"Currently, UNDP Deputy Regional Director, Africa Bureau. Formerly, UNDP Resident Representative and Coordinator of United Nations System in Swaziland for over four years. Served for almost five years as Resident Representative, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sierra Leone, Manager of the UNDP Gender in Development Programme in New York from 1992 to 1994, after a 14 month posting as Deputy Representative in the Gambia.
"Prior to joining UNDP, served as Africa Director for OXFAM America between 1989 and 1990. For three years between 1985/88 worked as a consultant to UNIFEM, UNESCO, ILO, OAU, the World Bank, the World Council of Churches, and the African Women Task Force on the International Decade for Women. Previous positions include work as Director for Communications for the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) and Director of the AACC Training Centre, television producer/director and script writer."