Mr. Janthomas Hiemstra, UNDP Country Director
Janthomas Hiemstra has been a development advocate, practitioner and manager for the United Nations Development Programme for over 20 years. During this time he has served in a series of duty stations among which Palestine, Bosnia, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine.
Knowledgeable in traditional UNDP areas of governance and environment, he is a specialist in conflict programming and post-conflict transition, focusing on resilience and (early) recovery, positioning UNDP during and immediately after humanitarian crises. He designed and rolled out UNDP’s global systems and procedures for immediate crisis response.
As a development communicator he is very active on social media notably Facebook and Twitter @JTHundp.
Janthomas hails from The Netherlands where he obtained a Master degree in Development Economics in 1989.