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Mathias Spaliviero

Regional Office for Africa (ROAf)


Dr. Mathias Spaliviero is an Environmental Scientist with a PhD in Geography, who has spent the last 16 years working for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in the African continent, dealing with approximately 20 countries cumulatively. Before joining UN-Habitat he was lecturer and researcher at the Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation Faculty (ITC) of Twente University in the Netherlands. He is currently Senior Human Settlements Officer in the Regional Office for Africa, task manager for 10 active country programmes, and the focal point for risk reduction, climate change adaptation and urban resilience for the region. Recently he has led the development of the City Resilience Action Planning (CityRAP) Tool which was implemented already in 25 (mostly secondary) cities in 9 different African countries, with very encouraging results.