Caroline Ngonze is a Programme Specialist at UNDP Brussels working with the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme, covering 41 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific regions. She has demonstrated expertise in strategic partnerships, outreach, resource mobilization and capacity building as well as evidence-based policy research, analysis, advocacy and presentation to diverse audiences including at Ministerial-level. This has resulted in the cultivation of expansive networks with stakeholders from the public sector, financial institutions and other private sector actors as well as industry associations in 41 countries (29 in Africa; 6 in the Caribbean; 6 in the Pacific) operating in the following sectors: mining, energy, finance, commerce/trade, industry, SMEs, gender, construction, housing, infrastructure, agriculture, manufacturing, tourism and higher education.
Prior to joining UNDP, Caroline previously worked at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) leading research and policy analysis on women in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in Ghana, Guinea (Conakry), Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. She has extensive cumulative experience spanning 17 years in development, fragile and conflict affected settings, with 12 years’ international experience acquired in the United Nations. This has seen her work in Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Belgium with a large cross-section of stakeholders including senior level policy makers in government, parliamentarians, the African Union Commission, regional economic commissions (RECs), European Commission, ACP Secretariat, development planners, diplomatic missions, academia, civil society organizations, as well as other UN agencies to deliver as one.
Caroline is an alumnus of the 2015 edition of the Emerging Leaders in African Mining (ELAM) program as well as a member of the International Women in Mining (IWiM) Network.