Head of UNISDR Regional Office for Europe
Paola Albrito is the Head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Regional Office for Europe and has covered disaster risk reduction activities in the European region since 2007. She joined UNISDR HQ in 2004 during the preparations for the World Conference on Disaster Reduction analyzing the national progress reports received from national authorities in feeding the Conference with the Outcome Analysis Document on the status on DRR implementation at the global level. In addition, she assisted the inter-governmental Drafting Committee and Main Committee of the Conference in charge of developing the Hyogo Declaration and the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005–2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to DisastersReduction which was later endorsed at the World Conference. Before joining UNISDR, she worked with the UN Resident Coordinator Office in Djibouti as Coordinator/Programme Analyst in 2002, supporting country offices in developing sustainable development policies and in the beginning of her career, at the United Nations Staff System College (UNSSC) in Turin, Italy. Paola holds a Masters in International Relations and Political Science, University of Turin, with research conducted at the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS), London.