Dr. Sharad Sapra is Principal Adviser and Director of the Innovation Centre based in the Nairobi Regional Office, a position he assumed in January 2014. Prior to this latest appointment, Dr. Sapra served as UNICEF Representative in Uganda from August 2009, a position he assumed after serving as Director of Division of Communication at the UNICEF Headquarters in New York from 2004. Dr. Sapra also served as UNICEF Representative in Afghanistan from November 2002.
Dr. Sapra begun his distinguished career with UNICEF in July 1983 as a Programme Management consultant in New Delhi, India. He subsequently appointed Assistant
Project Officer, Health, in March 1985. In February 1988, Dr. Sapra transferred to Male, Maldives to work in the Programme Section as Project Officer until July 1989 when he became Assistant UNICEF Representative. In 1990, he moved to New York to assist with the global monitoring, evaluation and programme support to field offices until his transfer to UNICEF Dhaka as Senior Programme and Planning Officer.