Joseph D'CRUZ

Mr. Joseph D'Cruz, Senior Adviser of Strategy and Planning of the United Nations Development Programme

Joseph (JD) D'Cruz is Special Advisor for Strategic Planning and Innovation at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

He leads a team exploring the future of sustainable development with governments and communities around the world, including through UNDP’s Accelerator Lab Network.  JD leads the design and implementation of UNDP’s corporate strategies and a range of transformation, futures and innovation initiatives from UNDP’s headquarters in New York.

Prior to this, JD led UNDP’s inclusive growth and sustainable development team in the Asia-Pacific region, advising governments and communities on issues including the Agenda 2030 and the SDGs, urbanization, inclusive and equitable growth strategies, environmental sustainability, and early recovery from crises and disasters. As part of UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, JD also led UNDP’s global task team on urbanization.

JD was born in Malaysia, and educated in Malaysia, Australia and the United Kingdom. He holds degrees in politics, economics and international development.

He started his career as a management consultant working on business strategy, feasibility analysis, privatizations and sector strategies.

 

Speakers

Joseph D'Cruz

Joseph D'CRUZ

Senior Adviser of Strategy and Planning of the United Nations Development Programme

MARGIT KRAKER

Margit KRAKER

President of the Austrian Court of Audit, INTOSAI Secretary General


EDWARD OLOWO-OKERE

Edward OLOWO-OKERE

Director of the World Bank’s Governance Global Practice




HANS WISSEMA

Hans WISSEMA

Professor Emeritus at TU Delft, the Netherlands




Anatoliy CHUBAIS

Anatoliy CHUBAIS

Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for Relations with International Organizations

Kudrin

Aleksei KUDRIN

Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of
The Russian Federation, INTOSAI Chair

Claire SHOUTEN

Claire SHOUTEN

Senior Program Officer, International Advocacy of the International Budget Partnership


ANGEL GURRIA

Angel GURRIA

Secretary-General of the OECD



Andrey KURPATOV

Andrey KURPATOV

Scientific Director of the Sberbank Neuroscience and Human Behaviour Laboratory


Julia SOLOVIEVA

Julia SOLOVIEVA

Managing Director of Google Russia




Svetlana INFIMOVSKAYA

Svetlana INFIMOVSKAYA

Director of “School 21”, Sberbank educational initiative


Vladimir MAU

Vladimir MAU

Rector of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)

Sobhi TAWIL

Sobhi TAWIL

Director of the Future of Learning and Innovation Team and the Futures of Education initiative of UNESCO