Valeria is responsible for leading GNDR’s policy activities globally and supporting members' advocacy: this includes developing policy positions and ensuring that our advocacy makes use of local evidence. She directly advocates for GNDR’s goals of localisation and risk-informed development, and provides support to colleagues doing advocacy in the regions.
Valeria joined GNDR after several years of experience working in Disaster Risk Reduction within the United Nations system. She has experience working at national and regional level in East Africa (Rwanda and Kenya), and has previously worked as DRR technical focal point for the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in Geneva, Switzerland. Her area of focus is DRR capacity development through knowledge management and advocacy. Valeria’s academic background is in International Relations. She speaks English, French and Italian, and gets by in Spanish.
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