Dr. Pratibha Mehta has been with United Nations for the past 21 years and currently serves as a UNDP Resident Representative in Tajikistan. She has been in services of UN as a UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Vietnam (2011-2016), UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Yemen (2008-2011) and a UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Mongolia (2004-2008). Dr. Pratibha Mehta has joined UNDP in 1997 and worked as a Global Coordinator for Local Initiatives for Environment programme in Management Development and Governance Division of UNDP in New York. Later in 2000, she was appointed as a Senior Policy Adviser. Prior to joining UNDP, Dr. Pratibha Mehta has worked in a number of senior development positions in India and Canada. She was awarded a State Award of Unity Star by the President of Yemen in 2011, a Polar Star by the President of Mongolia in 2014 and State Friendship Award by the President of Vietnam in 2016 upon her completion of the tour duties in those particular countries. Dr. Pratibha Mehta has PhD in Psychology from the Indian Institute of management in India, certificate in Gender and Sustainable Development from DPU/University of London and Masters in Child Development from Delhi University in India.