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Remy Sietchiping, Leader, Regional and Metropolitan Planning Unit, Urban Planning and Design Branch, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), Kenya

Ricardo Baptista

Remy Sietchiping leads the Regional and Metropolitan Planning Unit at UN-Habitat. He oversees the development of strategic programmes of the UN-Habitat including National Urban Policy, urban rural linkages, metropolitan development and the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning. Prior to this, Dr Sietchiping was Project Leader of the Global Land Tool Network where he co-ordinated work on tool development processes particularly on access to land and tenure security, land management and planning, land information, land policy and legislation and land-based financing. He has over 20 years’ experience working in the UN systems, academia, private sector, public sector and NGOs in Australia, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Jamaica and worldwide. Dr Sietchiping has over 40 publications including books, peer-reviewed articles, papers in proceedings and reports. He holds a Ph.D in Geography from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

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