Marc-André Franche

Marc-André Franche has spent his professional career in international development and conflict prevention with the United Nations. Today, he is the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Libya, where he leads a team contributing to peacebuilding and governance in the country. Previously, he was Head of the UN Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund, which helps more than 40 countries around the world prevent violent conflict, avoid the recurrence of conflict, or encourage reconciliation.

Marc-Andre was also UNDP’s Country Director in Pakistan from 2013 to 2016, where he led a team working on conflict prevention, governance, and climate change adaptation. He also served as UNDP’s Deputy Director in Haiti from 2008 to 2012, where he oversaw the implementation of programs on governance, rule of law reform, livelihoods improvement, and environmental protection, particularly in the context of post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction.

Between 2004 and 2008, Marc-Andre worked for UNDP in New York as a program advisor for conflict prevention in Latin America and the Caribbean. In this capacity, he led the regional program on conflict prevention and supported consensus building and dialogue in the region. Previously, he worked on applied research and policy dialogue on conflict prevention for UNDP in Colombia from 2001 to 2004, and on poverty reduction and local governance for UNDP in Bolivia from 1998 to 2001. He holds a Master’s degree in Development Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom, European Studies from Lund University in Sweden, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Montreal. Marc-André is Canadian, is married, and has one son.

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