Assistant Advisor for the Americas

Karen GONZALEZ DOWNS

Karen holds a degree in Environmental Engineering from Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) (Nicaragua) and is in the process of finalizing her Master of Science in Environmental and Resource Management at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus – Senftenberg (Germany).

She has experience working in Nicaragua as a research assistant for the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation project of the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) and also worked at the Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) in Managua.

Prior to joining the Secretariat she worked as an intern for the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit at the Global Water Partnership (GWP) Secretariat in Stockholm, Sweden focused in the LAC region and her master thesis “Alignment between the Nationally Determined Contributions and water-related sustainable development goals in six Central American countries" co-supervised by the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus – Senftenberg and GWP.

Contact

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Secretary General
Martha ROJAS URREGO
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Deputy Secretary General
Jay ALDOUS
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Senior Advisor for Asia-Oceania
Reiko IITSUKA
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Senior Advisor for the Americas
María RIVERA
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Senior Advisor for Africa
Zebedee NJISUH
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Senior Advisor for Europe
Tobias SALATHÉ
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Finance Officer
Sladjana STANKOVIC
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Documentation Officer
Edmund JENNINGS
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Executive Assistant to the Secretary
Delphine BRÉMOND
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Resource Mobilization & Partnerships Officer
Sharon OSEKU-FRAINIER
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Communications Officer
Magdalena LUCZAK
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Scientific and Technical Support Officer
Marcela BONELLS
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Manuel KERN
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Ievgen IVASHCHENKO
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Administrative Communications Assistant
Veronique CHARLES
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Administrative Assistant
Catherine LOETSCHER
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Assistant Advisor for Africa
Ruben ROCHA
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Assistant Advisor for Asia-Oceania
Nick CRAMERI
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Assistant Advisor for Europe
Robert GODOY
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Assistant Advisor for the Americas
Karen GONZALEZ DOWNS
+41 22 999 0213

Conference and Governance Services Assistant
Kati TIMÁR
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