Our Team in Tanzania

Zlatan Milisic Profile

Zlatan Milisic

Resident Coordinator
Mr. Milišić brings 30 years of experience in humanitarian and development work, working with the United Nations in Central Asia, North, West and East Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Before assuming his current position as UN Resident Coordinator in Tanzania, he served as a WFP Representative and Country Director in Afghanistan. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Director of WFP’s Programme and Policy Division in Rome, Italy. He has also held management positions with the United Nations in Mali, Libya, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Lebanon, Somalia, Burundi, South Sudan and Rwanda. Prior to his career with the United Nations, he was a lawyer in private practice. Mr. Milišić holds a Bachelor degree in Laws from the University of Sarajevo and a Master of Arts degree in International Politics and Security Studies from the University of Bradford.
Dr. Nyabenyi Tipo

Dr. Nyabenyi Tipo

Dr. Nyabenyi Tipo has over 30 years’ experience in development work, she holds a Master’s Degree in Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics from Nairobi University and a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Khartoum University, she took up the position of FAO Country Representative in Sierra Leone in 2016 where she supported government counterparts in their efforts to improve food and nutrition security for Sierra Leone to achieve zero hunger by 2030.

Prior to her work with FAO, Tipo was the Country Director for African Development Solutions where she designed and implemented a multi-million recovery programme for South Sudan returned population. And in 2007 – 2011, she worked as a technical advisor for Veterinaries Sans Frontiers Belgium where she supported the South Sudan government to formulate national livestock policies, disease control strategies, and instituting transboundary disease control protocols with the neighboring countries.
Martin Odiit

Martin Odit

Country director
Martin Odiit has more than 30 years’ international and national experience in the field of health and development in Eastern and Southern Africa and the Caribbean. Before his assignment to Tanzania, he served in the positions of UNAIDS Senior Strategic Information Adviser and Country Director ad interim in Zimbabwe. He has also served as UNAIDS Country Director in Somalia and in Guyana and Suriname and before that as UNAIDS Strategic Information Advisor in Namibia. He has held various Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist positions in the UNAIDS Uganda office, the Uganda HIV/AIDS Control Project funded by the World Bank, and the USAID-funded Regional Centre for Quality of Health Care in Kampala. Martin holds a Medical Doctor's degree from Makerere University Kampala, a Master’s in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Edinburgh. Martin is married and is an Uganda national.
Maurizio Busatti

Maurizio Busatti

Head of Mission
Mr. Busatti is a national of Italy and has over three-decade long experience working on refugees and international migration issues, within government, non-government, the UN and the private sector. He joined IOM in 1996 to work on the demobilization in Angola and since then held several positions both at Headquarters and in field missions of IOM. He was regional program coordinator in Nairobi (1997- 2000), then served as COM in Albania (2000-2006) and Turkey (2006 -2010). He was appointed head of the Special Liaison Mission to France (2010-2012), before becoming COM in Nepal (2012 -2016) where, among other things, he led the IOM response to the 2015 earthquake. Starting in 2016, at IOM Headquarters his main responsibility has been to oversee the policy and procedural aspects connected to IOM formal entry in the UN system. In this role he helped spearhead the IOM’s integration within the UN and its alignment to the 2030 Agenda. Mr. Busatti is an expert in disaster management and recovery, irregular migration, labor and human development and migration policy support. He holds a MSc. in Political Science and a post graduate diploma in international relations from the University of Florence (Italy) and a Master in Defense Administration (MDA) from Cranfield University and the Royal Military College of Science (United Kingdom).
Peter Malika Profile

Peter Malika

Head of Office
Over 15 years of substantive leadership experience in international development and trade, fortune 500 corporate-centred experience and management consulting in USA; management of global and regional operations; expertise in impact investing, financing for development and solutions. Peter has served the United Nations in different capacities at national, regional and global levels and has led cross-cutting development initiatives and innovations in local economic development, climate resilience, clean energy, food security, women economic empowerment, private sector and capital markets development, knowledge management and partnerships across Africa and Asia.
Shigeki Komatsubara Profile

Shigeki Komatsubara

Resident Representative
With over two decades in international development, Mr. Komatsubara has served UNDP since 2002. Most recently, he was the Resident Representative in Malawi and TICAD Programme Adviser at UNDP Head Quarters, New York. In Ghana, he excelled as Deputy Resident Representative, achieving the highest program delivery for UNDP. He has also served as Country Programme Adviser at UNDP HQ, focusing on Southern African countries and Human Security program formulation. Before UNDP, he held pivotal roles at Keidanren, Tokyo (1992-2002). A Japanese national, he holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a BA in International Relations from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
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Mark Bryan Schreiner

Mark Bryan Schreiner, the UNFPA Representative to the United Republic of Tanzania. Mark joinied our One UN Tanzania family from Rwanda, where he served as the UNFPA Representative from 2017 - 2021.

For the past two decades, Mark has served the United Nations as a distinguished leader and advocate for women and young people's health and development. He has served UNFPA assignments in the Pacific Sub-Regional Office in Fiji Islands, Pakistan, Eritrea, South Africa, Nigeria and Africa Division of UNFPA Headquarters in New York. Mark also worked with UNEP in Kenya and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Thailand. Mark is married and a national of Canada.

Mahoua Parums

Ms. Mahoua Parums took up her role as UNHCR Representative in Tanzania on 15 November 2021. A national of Côte d’Ivoire, Ms. Parums joins the One UN Tanzania family from Uganda, where she served as the UNHCR Deputy Representative from 2018 - 2021. For almost three decades, she has served the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as an ardent advocate for refugees and asylum seekers. Joining UNHCR in 1993, her assignments have taken her to Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Azerbaijan, Nigeria, Kenya, and Rwanda to assist people forced to flee their homelands. She has also worked at UNHCR’s Regional Bureau for West Africa in Senegal and several senior positions at Headquarters, including the Inspector General and Ethics Offices. A holder of a Master’s of Law Degree, Ms. Parums worked in various law firms in Abidjan before joining UNHCR.
Elke Wisch Profile

Elke Wisch

Elke Wisch has been the UNICEF Representative to the United Republic of Tanzania, based in Dar es Salaam, since August 2023. With 27 years of dedicated service, she brings extensive experience in leading UNICEF's efforts, focusing on the rights of children and families in developmental, transitional, and emergency contexts. Ms. Wisch has previously served in various countries, including Rwanda, Liberia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Afghanistan, Myanmar, and Uganda.

Before joining UNICEF, Ms. Wisch worked in conflict resolution organizations and academic institutions in Germany and the United States. She is a German national with a Master of Arts in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Munich and a Master of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Hodan Addou Profile


UN Women
Hodan Addou is the UN Women Representative to Tanzania since April 2018. She has over 25 years of experience in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. Prior to Tanzania, she served as the Country Representative in Uganda, Zimbabwe and in Sudan. She also held senior policy advisor, country and regional program coordination positions in East, Central and Southern Africa as well as at Headquarters in New York.
Sarah Gordon-Gibson Profile

Sarah Gordon-Gibson

Sarah Gordon-Gibson has been working for the World Food Programme for over 20 years. She took up her duties as Representative in Tanzania in September 2020. She also served as a Representative in Jordan and Lao PDR. Prior to these assignments, she was the Regional Programme Manager for the Syria Crisis Response, covering Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey. Before her position in the Middle East, she served as Deputy Country Director in Niger, Myanmar and Tanzania. Her previous positions have been in Mauritania, Armenia, and Morocco. She holds a master’s in law from the University of London, and a University Degree in Law from the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Shabnam Mallick

Shabnam Mallick

Head of Resident Coordinator’s Office
Prior to assuming her position in Tanzania, Ms. Mallick was the Country Manager in The Gambia for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). She was also the COVID-19 Outbreak Coordinator for the UN System in The Gambia. Ms. Mallick has over 18 years of international development experience, of which more than 12 years in conflict/post-conflict countries, and has extensively held leadership roles managing country offices and programmes across low-income and middle-income countries, small island developing states and transition countries. She was UNDP Deputy Resident Representative (Programme and Operations) in Guyana, Bhutan and North Korea/DPRK.

Ms. Mallick has worked in a variety of different countries including Afghanistan, Darfur/Sudan (where she was also the acting Head of Office), the Solomon Islands (as Officer in Charge and MDG Manager) in the South Pacific, and Sri Lanka. Ms. Mallick has also worked in Washington DC at the World Bank (Agriculture and Rural Development department), for USAID’s Bureau of Economic Growth and Trade/Office of Women in Development; and at the Brookings Institution – Foreign Policy department.