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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3
Economist / Development Advisor & Manager
Scholar & Teacher
More about MICHAEL
Michel Henry Nucheze Geoghegan
90-12 181st Street • Jamaica • New
York, 11423 • USA
Profession: Economist/ Development
Adviser and Manager
As an economist and development consultant, my experience has
spanned over 30 years in over 80 countries, including 30 years of
service with the United Nations and 6 years in the British
• University of London School of Oriental Studies, Diploma
Chinese language & culture issued 1957 • London School of
Economics, London , Bachelor of Science in Economics (Honors),
• MA in Politics, New York University, 1973, Senior Thesis on UN
• Ph D. studies in Political Economy at New
School, for Graduate Studies, New York, 1974-75.
• United Kingdom Government Service: 1955-57
• Royal Air Force Officer, June 1955-57
• Member of British Diplomatic Service, Senior Branch,
• Foreign Office, South East Asia,1960-62 Dept., Burma desk and
Colombo Plan (UK regional aid);
• Third Secretary, UK Mission to the EEC, Belgium &
• Third Secretary, Cultural & International Affairs,UK
Embassy, Manila, 1964-1966.
• British Official in external aid matters, China, 1965
UNITED NATIONS 1966-1996
United Nations 1966-1972
Assigned to Office of Administrator of the United Nations
Development Programme, UNDP 1966-68. New York
Assigned to Division of External Relations, liaison with
cooperating Agencies, 1968-72. New York
Assigned to Operational Bureau for Middle East and Europe,
country programmes monitoring and later Regional Arab inter-country
United Nations 1972-1979
- UNDP Bureau for Middle East, Arab
States and Europe.
-Posted by UNDP as Deputy Resident Representative in Port au
Prince, Haiti. 1978.
-Assigned to International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD),
Rome Italy, as consultant and advisor on technical Assistance &
loan administration via country offices,1 979.
-Reassigned to UNDP, New York , working on Budget, Information
as communicator, spokesman,and training officer.
- Part-time Undergraduate Assistant
Professor at Fordham University, New York, while working at UNDP.
Taught courses in International Relations, Political Science,
International Development, United Nations History, Global analysis
of Poverty including case studies of Turkey, Israel, India , and
-Senior Advisor, UNDP Sierra Leone,
1985-1989. Involved in; aid coordination with International
Finance and bilateral agencies; Supervising technical cooperation
unit; overseeing Information section; Managing UN volunteers (UNV);
and promoting computer training in the office.
Assigned to National Staff Training College, Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia 1992-94 as Professor / Instructor in UNDP-UNITAR project
for Senior Ethiopian Government Officials on; Governance
Enhancement; modernizing and motivating;, effective understanding of
external aid agencies, NGO's and foreign governments; taught at
three yearly sessions of one month 1992-94, voted "best
instructor "by trainees at two of these sessions.
Volunteer Coordinator Trickle Up Program -poverty alleviation
via Micro financed loans, 1985-1991. After office hours as Senior
Programme Advisor in UNDP, Sierra Leone, I spent 2-3 hours daily to
lead a special effort in Micro Finance in Sierra Leone1985-1988, and
as occasional spokesman and speaker in USA.
United Nations 1989-1996
-Communications and Public Relations Specialist / Public
Speaker for the UN in USA and Canada, World Affairs Councils and
UNA's, Public Speaker at Universities in 40 US States on United
Nations policy, global affairs and the environment.
-Consultant on Technical Cooperation among Developing
Countries ( TCDC).
-Mission Leader on UN -NGO mission to Beijing, China. This
mission meeting was with key Government agencies, foreign affairs
and members of the China National Congress(CNC), UN agencies, such
as UNDP and UNEP. A dialog was established on the ways and means of
promoting an environment-oriented World Expo in China to be held in
in Beijing in 2005 or 2006. The EXPO is aimed at becoming a showcase
and marketplace for world environmental technological industries.
Beijing, China, June, 2004.
-Professor, Beagle Learning Centers, Rego
Park , Queens. Taught economics, sustainable development, global
ecology & International diplomacy to Graduate teachers.
-Assistant Economics Professor, Empire State College, State
University of New York, , 1997.
-Assistant Economics Professor on Global Affairs, Queens
College, City University of New York, 1999-2000.
Published Poet - 2004.
Honorary Chair, Communications Coordination Committee for the
UN . Meets monthly to review UN developments and consider ways of
being involved: 1990 -present.
Co-Founder, World Information Transfer, New York, 1991-1994.
Chairman of Board, Earth Society Foundation , New York,
1996-2000. Board advisor, 2001-present.
Board Member, USA Club of Rome, 1996-present.
Fabian Society , Royal Economic Society , London School of
Economics Society in America
Born: Jan 11, 1937, Bradford, England Nationality: British
Citizen, US Resident Passport: British Embassy,Washington, DC
Religion: Roman Catholic Health: No serious disorders
English Mother Tongue, French, Chinese,
Spanish, German,Portuguese, Tagalog
Division of Human Resources and Personnel , UNDP,18th Floor,
#1,UN Plaza, New York, NY, 10017, USA. Division of Personnel,
British Foreign Office, King Charles St., London SW1, England
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