Gayan Peiris (He him)
Head of Data and Technology
Gayan is the Head of Data and Technology with Chief Digital Office at the UN Development Programme (UNDP). He leads the implementation of the Data Strategy for UNDP, which includes driving the transformation of UNDP into a data-driven organisation and advising member states on their data, digital and cloud strategies. Gayan is also an advisor to member states in building Digital Public Infrastructure, which includes data strategies and exchanges. Gayan is also an expert in bringing people’s voices into policymaking. He has experience in digital campaigning and led data collection and analysis efforts of several global initiatives such as UN75 and MYWorld, bringing in over 10 million voices worldwide through public and private sector partnerships.