Maria Catalina Jaime Sanchez

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Catalina coordinates the global strategic development of Forecast-based Financing at the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, providing technical support for the design and implementation of the global anticipatory funding mechanism of the IFRC, along with technical advice to Early Action projects at global level. Catalina is the knowledge manager of the Science for Humanitarian Emergencies & Resilience (SHEAR) programme and is currently PhD at the University of Twente on Early Warning and Early Action in conflict-affected settings. She has 16 years experience in the humanitarian sector. Main areas of expertise are Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation, Early Warning and Early Action. Her background is in Industrial Engineering with a Masters in International Humanitarian Action, specialized in disasters, conflict and peacebuilding.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master, International Humanitarian Action: Disasters, Conflict and Peace building, Uppsala University

Award Date: 10 Dec 2009

External positions

Senior Risk Adviser, Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre

31 Jan 2001 → …


  • JZ International relations


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