Between 2004 and 2008, Mr. Franche worked for UNDP in New York as Program Adviser for Conflict Prevention Initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean. In his capacity as Program Adviser, he was part of a team supporting consensus building and dialogue in the region. Prior to that, he worked on applied research and policy initiatives in conflict prevention for UNDP in Colombia from 2001 to 2004, and poverty reduction and local governance for UNDP in Bolivia from 1999 to 2001.
Mr. Franche is leading the UNDP team in Pakistan, supporting federal and provincial governments to achieve their development goals, notably the Millennium Development Goals and the objectives to be set internationally beyond 2015 while implementing a broad agenda for capacity building.
He holds an MSc in Development Policies from the London School of Economics, an MSc in European Studies from Lund University and a BSc in Political Science from Université de Montréal. Mr. Franche holds Canadian and Colombian citizenship.