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Public Lecture: Risk Governance - A United Nations Perspective

volcanic eruption in the Galápagos Islands
Friday, February 4, 2022, 8:50 am – 9:40 am

Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy and GeoHub project invite you to a public lecture by


Independent Expert UNFCCC (Resilient Expert)

Bio: David’s expertise is centered around climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (DRR), ensuring alignment with local, regional and national development policies and programmes across Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and Africa, mostly in LDCs and SIDS. This includes leveraging cutting-edge technologies, virtual and technical communities, citizen science, geographic information technologies, and space-based information. His professional interests encompass sustainable development, DRR, emergency and humanitarian response, adaptation to climate change and local, regional and national development programmes.

David has worked internationally for nearly three decades, including for the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, before joining the United Nations in 1999. He has led land use monitoring and alternative development projects in the opium poppy and coca producing countries, implemented and managed a global programme (UN-SPIDER) that supports countries to access and use space-based information for disaster risk management (having been directly involved in supporting several major disaster events) and his last assignment with UNDRR as lead for the UNDRR Office in Bonn where he oversaw the Sendai Framework Monitoring Process, the establishment and management of Disaster Loss Databases (DLDs) and also ensuring coherence of the DRR and Climate Change Agendas.

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