|Subregional Coordinator for Central Asia, FAO|
Ms Shoji has academic qualifications in fields relevant to development from the International Christina University in Tokyo and Cornell University in the United States. Her professional career spans 25 years in the UN system organizations. She has served for several years in UNDP in Morocco and two years as consultant for UNIDO Investment Promotion Service. From 1989 to 2004 she worked for the World Food Programme (WFP) in Rome, Nepal and China in various progressively responsible capacities. During the period 2004-2007 she became UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Kazakhstan. In august 2007 she joined FAO as Chief of the Technical Cooperation Programme Service (TCOT), where she led the decentralization of FAO’s high profile Technical Cooperation Programme, developing a new business model and training for Decentralized Offices. In August, 2014 she was appointed as Sub regional Coordinator for Central Asia.