Beniam Gebrezghi joined the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub (BRH) as the Programme Specialist on Civil Society and Youth. He was previously with UNDP, in the Partnerships Bureau in New York. An Eritrean/Swedish national, he has for the past 16 years worked in the field of international development cooperation. In New York, he worked on developing partnerships and policies for UNDP. Prior to that, he worked for Government and NGOs in South Africa and Sweden. He started his career at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), where he worked in the Department of Communications and later on in the NGO Section providing grants and capacity development to Civil Society Organizations. He holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from The School of Government, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.