Dan Lewis is the Chief of the Urban Risk Reduction Unit, UN-Habitat, Kenya. He has worked for UN-Habitat since 1997 based in Somalia, Kosovo and Nairobi, and has managed the global portfolio of disaster and conflict related work of the Agency since 2002.
As a civil engineer and private consultant, he has worked in urban reconstruction and housing programmes in South Africa and Chile as well as with First Nations communities in his home region on Vancouver Island, Canada since 1987. He is currently leading the development of a new UN-Habitat global programme designing new standards for measuring and monitoring urban resilience.
Esteban Leon is the Chief Technical Advisor of the Global Resilience Infrastructure Programme - City Resilience Profiling Programme in Barcelona. Background in Economics, Finance and building construction and reconstruction projects in post-crisis situations. He has worked in private sector (banking, microcredit and microfinance projects in Argentina and Bolivia), NGOs (slum upgrading, building constructions and reconstruction programmes in Bolivia and Kenya) He has been working for UN-Habitat since 2002 (Nairobi, Geneva and globally).
UN-Habitat representative for the Humanitarian IASC Global Shelter Cluster, Cluster Working Group in Early Recovery, International Recovery Platform, Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA), Post Conflict Needs Assessment (PCNA), Regional Focal point for the IASC Global Shelter Cluster in the Americas and former Disaster Risk Reduction Coordinator in Geneva and for the UN-ISDR. Developed, fundraised, initiated and managed projects on Disaster Management and Post conflict shelter and settlements recovery in Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Pakistan, Lebanon, Nicaragua, Peru, Colombia, Georgia, Gaza, Haiti, El Salvador, Fiji &Samoa and lately Lebanon, Syria and the Philippines while supporting UN-HABITAT in Somalia, Myanmar and Bangladesh operations.
Maíta is the Senior Coordinator of the City Resilience Profiling Programme. She is in charge of the Program Planning, Coordination and Supervision, and also Institutional Coordination, Fund Raising and Representation.
Maíta has worked for the City Council of Barcelona for more than 10 years, first as an Architect and then as the responsible for Resilience Projects in the Urban Habitat Management Department.
Gemma Noguera is the Editor and Publication Management Specialist of the City Resilience Profiling Programme. She is in charge of editing, developing and publishing the materials for the Programme. This materials she focus on producing are meant to equip the programme stakeholders with tools and information about resilience.
She is Graduated in Advertising and Public Relations and has a Specialist Degree on Strategic Planning and Business Communication as well as a Certificate in Communication Management. She has worked since 1998 in the field of communications for both the Private Sector and Public Administration. Since 2005 she has been working at the service of citizens.
Miquel is the IT & Data Management Specialist of the City Resilience Profiling Programme. He is in charge of the Information Management Plan for new database systems and management; system analysis and designing (Internal systems, Project base systems); and conduct requirement data analysis and solution design.
He is a Telecommunications Engineer and Graduate on Business Science, and has a Specialist Degree on Mobile Software Development.
Helene is the DRR Coordinator/Trainer of the City Resilience Profiling Programme. She is mainly in charge of the development of the Tools, from their creations to their improvements by reviewing, analyzing and summarizing the outcomes of the application by Partners. She is also providing support to the Tool users by facilitating their understanding of the tools through trainings.
She is an architect and holds a Master Degree in Design for Sustainable Development. She is now finishing her post-graduate specialization in Architecture and Disaster Risk Management.