Pablo González is the
Principal Specialist and Chief of the Risk Management and Adaptation to
Climate Change Program, RISK-MACC, with the Department of Sustainable
of the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS).
He was appointed to the position, in October of 2006, as the result of an
external vacancy competition.
holds a degree in Land Surveying Engineering and a post-graduate degree in
Geodetic & Geophysics Engineering from the
Universidad de Buenos Aires.
He also holds a Masters degree in International Development and
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Clark
Massachusetts. And he is certified as an Emergency
Medical Technician (EMT) with the State of Maryland. He participates
as moderator and speaker in international events, and is frequently invited
as speaker at universities and prestigious research institutions, such as
the University of Virginia (UVA), the
Université Laval of Canada,
the Universidad del Salvador of Argentina, the Inter-American Defense
College, the Florida
International University (FIU), and the Brookings Institute, among others.
He is the co-author of or contributor to several DSD publications, and the
author of several white papers presented at international conferences and
symposiums. He is the Editor of the Inter-American Network for Disaster
Mitigation (INDM) newsletter,
Disasters This Week.
Gonzalez is the Principal Specialist and Adviser to the General Secretariat
of the OAS, providing technical and policy advice to Member States on
matters related to disaster risk management. He serves as
liaison between the GS/OAS and
national development planning offices, ministries of environment and water,
and competent national institutions on disaster mitigation. He also serves
as liaison with regional and
international agencies involved in Risk Management and Sustainable
Development. He is responsible for the identification of policies and
projects for Member States. He also provides strategic advice to OAS
political bodies based in Washington, DC, namely the Permanent Council, the
Inter-American Committee for Integral Development (CIDI), and the Committee
on Hemispheric Security (CSH). He makes presentations on behalf of the
General Secretariat of the OAS before OAS political bodies, as well as
before UN fora, such as the Global Platform of the UNISDR Hyogo Framework
for Action, among others. He is a recipient of the GS/OAS Outstanding
Performance Award for 2001-2002 and 2011.