Pablo González is the Principal Specialist of the Risk Management and Adaptation to Climate Change Program, RISK-MACC, with the Department of Sustainable Development (DSD) of the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS).
He 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 University, in 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.
Mr. González 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.