AGRICULTURE ENGINEER. Food Industry Spec. Polytechnic University of Cataluña. POST DEGREE. Environment Specialist for International cooperation in the Mediterranean Region, Fundacio Ecomediterranea. MASTER’S DEGREE “International Cooperation for Development” Fundación Cyes & Universitat de Barcelona. Development Diplomacy Certificate DiploFoundation, University of Malta. MBA Program Roxbourg HYPR.
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Planning Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting Adviser for Ukraine Response
She is an experienced Humanitarian and Development sector specialist. She has worked with the IFRC and the RCRC movement, international, NGOs (Oxfam UK), donor agencies (AECID, GIZ), and UN agencies UNV, UNDP, IOM. Sandra has been working in diverse contexts: Africa (Burundi and Tanzania), Asia (Cambodia, the Philippines, East Timor, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Mongolia), Central America (Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama), Caribbean Region (Haiti), Latin America (Paraguay, Brazil), and the Middle East (Israel, Palestine, Jordan). With emergency management and climate change adaptation needs in the context of developing countries, specifically in Southeast Asia Philippines, Cambodia, Timor Leste, etc. In a previous role as Regional Lead for Partners for Resilience https://www.partnersforresilience.nl/en, based in Manila, Philippines, she participated, negotiated and was part of the design team of the Manila Bay Sustainable Development Master Plan of the Philippine Government, EU, Netherlands government and ADB. Based in Cambodia, and working with national stakeholders and German government, she was the Team Leader and programme manager for a bi-regional (Asia and Africa) study for GIZ, ADB and GERES: Building Business Cases to Reach Scale: A Study on Biomass Cookstove Business Models in Asia & Africa. On hazard and Disaster Risk Modelling, she has been working with governments in Southeast Asia and LATAM, for the last 15 years working, engaged in the design and development on decision-support systems for the design of safe shelters, forecast based financing models with cash transfer programming models, and adapted to early response systems of the UN (CERF) and the IFRC (DREF), with multicriteria and multisectoral decision making. Working in development and humanitarian sector for more than 22 years, I have been engaged with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement since 2010, first as Country Representative of the Spanish Red Cross in Timor Leste, and then in IFRC in various roles (Operations Manager in Burundi, Livelihoods Coordinator in Haiti and DRM Advisor based in the Philippines) and currently as Regional Head of Partnership Resource Development Unit and Head of Planning Monitoring Evaluation and Response Unit for the IFRC in the Americas. Special focus in Disaster Risk Management, Sustainable Livelihoods and Food Security, Cash Transfer Programming, Market assessments, climate change adaptation and mitigation, Climate Finance, Renewable energies, Community engagement and Accountability (CEA), land and water issues, youth, Protection Gender, and Inclusion (PGI). She is a member and Trainer of the IFRC Livelihoods Reference Centre and CaLP, and member of the Advisory board of Market in Crisis (MiC), trainer, and facilitator of the UNSCC roster. She was born in Barcelona, Spain, and her academic background is Agriculture Engineer, with a master’s degree in international relations, and she holds a Humanitarian MBA by Roxbourg, and Post Degree in Environmental Sciences. She speaks Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, French and English, and conversational Tagalog and Tetun.CV
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