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Resilient Cities Program Committee

The Program Committee for the Resilient Cities congress is composed of experts from partner organizations centrally involved in the theme of climate change adaptation and local governments from various continents.

Program Committee members provided advice on Congress themes and proposed presentations, and had an advisory role in the review process of the Call for Contributions. 

Program Committee Members

  • Stephania Aleixo de Paula e Silva, Deputy Municipal Secretary, Municipal International Relations Sub-Secretariat, Municipal Development Secretariat, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • David Dodman, Director: Human Settlements Group, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London, UK
  • Nathan Lee Engle, Climate Change Specialist, Climate Policy Team at The World Bank, Washington DC, USA
  • Matthias Garschagen, Head of Vulnerability Assessment Risk Management and Adaptive Planning, UNU-EHS, Bonn, Germany 
  • Jason Hartke, Supervisory Program Manager, Commercial Buildings Integration, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington DC, USA
  • Lykke Leonardsen, Program Director, City of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Carrie Mitchell, Assistant Professor, School of Planning, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
  • Jiahua Pan, Director, Institute for Urban & Environmental Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing, China
  • Sean O’Donoghue, Manager, Climate Protection Branch, Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department, eThekwini Municipality/Durban, South Africa 
  • Katharina Schneider-Roos, Deputy Executive Director, Global Infrastructure Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • Violeta Somera Seva, Senior Advisor to the Mayor, Makati City, Philippines
  • Anthony Socci, Senior Lead on International Climate Policy, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC, USA
  • Nico Tillie, Director, European Office, World Council on City Data; Researcher / Lecturer, Delft University of Technology
  • Robert Kehew, Leader, Climate Change Planning Unit, Urban Planning and Design Branch, United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat
  • Jerry Velasquez, (former) Chief, Advocacy and Outreach, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
  • Carmen Vogt, Senior Policy Advisor for Urban Development and Cities and Climate Change, Project Manager "Sustainable Development of Metropolitan Regions", Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Eschborn, Germany 
  • Koko Warner, Manager, Impacts, Vulnerabilities and Risks Subprogramme, Adaptation Programme, United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC)