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UPEACE Forum on Career Paths in Humanitarian Affairs -Thr 17 of May
Disaster Response Advisor with the United Nation´s Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Mexico
Member of the specialized emergency response team UNDAC (United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination)
When: Thursday, 17 of May Where: Classroom #2 Time: 12pm -1pm
Experience: Humanitarian aid and global emergency response efforts in the regions of Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa, such as:
• Haiti earthquake in January 2010 • Horn of Africa in 2011, where he supported humanitarian coordination from famine in the border between Somalia and Ethiopia.
Juan Pablo O’Farrill is Mexican, graduate from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) with a Masters degree in Comparative Politics from the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) in Lille France. He completed post-graduate diplomas from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris, in the University of Sorbon and the Institute of Higher Studies for Latin America in Paris.
Juan Pablo is currently working on his doctorate in Humanitarian Affairs in the University of Strasburg. He has worked as a member of national search and rescue teams and in the department of global affairs in the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs of Mexico. He also worked as a Masters Degree lecturer in International Cooperation for Development for the National Council for Science and Technology of Mexico, and for the United Nations, assessing socio-economic impacts of disasters with the Social Development Unit within the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Juan Pablo is currently a Disaster Response Advisor with the United Nation´s Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Mexico, working in areas of humanitarian coordination, information management during emergencies, mobilization of funds for emergencies and development of preparedness and response policies with the government of Mexico. He is a member of the specialized emergency response team UNDAC (United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination). Juan Pablo has worked in various national and regional emergencies such as the Haiti earthquake in January 2010 and global emergency response efforts in the Horn of Africa in 2011, where he supported humanitarian coordination from famine in the border between Somalia and Ethiopia.