Ian King commenced his position as Deputy Resident Representative at the Belize UNDP Country Office on 5th August 2019. Mr. King has worked for three decades in the areas of sustainable development, climate change adaptation, disaster risk management and policy advice at national, regional and international institutions.
Over the last 14 years, Mr. King served UNDP national and regional offices in project and program management, Country Office oversight and support as well as post disaster recovery. Most recently, Mr. King served in Dominica as a recovery advisor and Head of the newly established Dominica Project Office to support the recovery initiatives in that country; provide policy advice to the Government; and be the focal point for international partners with the Government. He was initially deployed to Dominica as a first responder following the impact of Hurricane Maria in September 2017. Prior to this he spent 4 years at the Regional Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean in Panama as a Country Advisor and 10 years in the Barbados and the OECS Multi Country Office developing and managing the disaster risk reduction portfolio.
Mr. King has a BA in Human Environmental Studies from Kings College, University of London; a Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies from Cambridge University; and an MA in Geographical Information Systems and International Development from Clark University in Massachusetts. He is a Barbadian national who is married and a father of two sons.