UNDRR-The Americas for Disaster Risk Reduction

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Raul Salazar

Head of Regional Office

UNDRR The Americas

Professional Profile

Mr. Raul Salazar (Peru), is the Chief of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction  (UNDRR) Secretariat for the Americas based in Panama.  Prior to this position, Mr. Salazar worked as Deputy Chief of Office in the UNDRR Regional Office for the Americas since 2011 and as a Programme Officer in UNDP Peru from 1997 to 2010, where he was the Cluster Manager in the area of Poverty and Crisis Prevention and Recovery.

He has been a member of the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team since 2003 and participated in different UN Coordination missions such as in Jamaica (Hurricane Ivan 2004), the emergency and recovery process after the earthquake in Peru (Ica 2007), the UNDAC mission to Haiti (Port au Prince 2010) and as UNDP Resource Mobilization and Early Recovery Advisor to Kyrgyzstan (August 2010). During his career in UNDP Peru, he was Chair of the United Nations Emergency Technical Team (UNETT, formed by disaster response focal points of UN agencies in Peru) from 2003 to 2010.

Mr. Salazar is an Economist by the Catholic University of Lima – Peru (1989), an MBA by the Universidad of Piura-IESE, Peru-Spain (1992) and holds a MSc in National Development and Project Planning by the University





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