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Lola Castro

WFP
Regional Director for Southern Africa and Indian Ocean States
Lola Castro has spent her professional career working in the international humanitarian development field. She joined the United Nations World Food Programme in 1994, and has accrued a lifetime of achievements before assuming the position of Regional Director for Southern Africa and Indian Ocean States in 2018 to date. Prior to her assignments in Southern Africa and Indian Ocean States, she was Representative and Country Director in Pakistan where she oversaw an extensive portfolio of work addressing sustainable food security and nutrition. During her time as Representative and Country Director in Mozambique, she oversaw the implementation of the new UN Development Assistance Framework, chaired the Economic Development Results Group and the Humanitarian Country Team Working Group. Prior to joining WFP, Ms. Castro worked for UNHCR in Malawi, and as a Trade Advisor and Market Analyst for the Spanish Foreign Service in Cameroon and Nigeria. Ms. Castro is a Spanish national from the Canary Islands. She holds a BSc in Political Science and International Relations from the University Complutense in Madrid, and a Master in Development and Cooperation from the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation in Madrid.
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