Sylvie Fouet has been Representative in Guyana and Suriname since January 2017. Over fourteen years serving UNICEF, she has worked in Africa, Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean region. Before Paramaribo as Deputy Representative for the Democratic Republic of Congo, she has implemented one of the largest UNICEF’s programs including engaging with the extractives industries. She has nurtured global partnerships with Headquarters posted in Europe and on mission to Asia and Africa. Earlier, she served as Emergency Specialist for the Middle East, with support to UNICEF Iraq, Palestine, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Prior to UNICEF, she worked for the EU and the Middle East Peace process in various capacities.
Mrs. Fouet takes the helm of UNICEF Guyana-Suriname as the office begins its Country Program 2017-2021 to support a better place for children by fostering greater inclusive development and by reducing inequities. The program covers (1) safety and justice, (2) education and (3) child friendly environment, providing a framework for strengthening public-private partnership, including Youth and Corporate Social Responsibility. UNICEF will continue its partnerships with the Government and key actors to support country’s priorities, with a focus on vulnerabilities.