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Carlos Uribe

UNDRR Americas

Speaker Info


Mr. Carlos Uribe is the Risk Knowledge Officer of UNDRR Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean. Carlos is a Colombian / French national and his academic background includes a degree in Environmental Engineering and a Master of Science in the field of Geosciences, Environment and Risks. Carlos has over 15 years of international experience in the field of disaster risk reduction and crisis management – in the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, and Europe. He has been actively involved in initiatives in development contexts; including management positions in the area of disaster risk reduction, climate change and environment, including four years as technical specialist in disaster risk reduction within UNDP Haiti and in other crisis context as part of the UNDAC team. He has an important experience in the production and application of risk knowledge tools, including mapping of vulnerabilities, exposure and disaster impacts which he developed as part of initiatives, such as the International Charter Space and Mayor Disasters and the EU Copernicus Programme. Mr. Uribe has a strong background in natural hazards description, interpretation and analysis, disaster risk reduction strategies and disaster response.