Edem Wosornu

Edem Wosornu is the Chief of the Strategic Planning, Evaluation and Guidance Section in the Office of the Assistant-Secretary-General, OCHA. She oversees the strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation of OCHA’s work, and advises senior leadership on managing organizational risk. She is also responsible for coordinating independent inter-agency evaluations to promote accountability, transparency and learning from international humanitarian responses.

Prior to this appointment, Ms Wosornu was the Chief of Section for the Asia and the Pacific Region, in the Coordination Response Division, OCHA HQ in New York; and before that the Head of Office in Somalia, heading up one of OCHA's most complex and challenging operations for almost three years.

A Ghanaian national, Ms Wosornu has worked with the United Nations system for over 14 years. She has a wealth of headquarters and field experience, having worked in operations, policy, humanitarian financing and advisory functions in New York, and in the field in a range of contexts from conflict and protracted crises settings (Horn of Africa, Somalia, Sudan – Darfur, and Yemen) to countries in transition (Burundi, Republic of Congo) and in natural disaster settings (Pakistan). In addition to over 12 years of service with OCHA, Ms. Wosornu worked with the United Nations Refugee Agency in the United Kingdom and Sudan for three years as a legal expert.

Prior to joining the United Nations, Ms. Wosornu worked in the private legal sector in London. She has a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from Hull University in England, and a Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Banking and Finance Law from University College of Law (UCL) in London.