Satya S. Tripathi


Director, UN Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia

Satya S. Tripathi heads the United Nations Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID), a UN System Office established by the UN Secretary General in 2011 to support the pioneering efforts of Indonesia in climate change mitigation and adaption through conservation of forests and preservation of peat-land and bio-diversity.

As the UN Recovery Coordinator for Aceh and Nias from 2006 to 2009, Mr. Tripathi led the UN System Office (UNORC) coordinating international support to tsunami and post-conflict recovery as well as facilitating the efforts of the Indonesian government in managing the much acclaimed USD 7.2 Billion recovery process.

Mr. Tripathi was the Policy and Aid Coordination Advisor to the Liberian Head of State from 2004 to 2006 and responsible for coordinating the successful implementation of its post-conflict transitional recovery framework – Results Focused Transitional Framework for Liberia.

A lawyer and development economist by training, Mr. Tripathi has served with the UN since 1998 in key positions in Europe, Asia and Africa spanning a broad range of tasks pertaining to Climate Change, Humanitarian Affairs, Human Rights, Public Sector Restructuring, Economic Governance and Legal Affairs. These include a widely acclaimed stint as Chair of the Committees on Laws, Treaties and Administrative matters for the UN mediated Cyprus unification talks from 2003 to 2004.

Mr. Tripathi has also served both in the state and federal governments in India as a member of its national civil services, and has varied experience in the fields of democratic governance, rule of law and sustainable development.