Senior Advisor to UN Development Programme, Per Astra Management Group Advisor
International Consultant in Crises Management & Hydro-meteorological Hazards for UNDP, Regional Advisor to the Eastern Caribbean States for UNDP, National Disaster Management in East Timor for UNDP, Consultant to UNICEF & UNDP, Technical Officer at the World Health Organization, Visiting Scholar of the University of Oxford, Academic professor of Geography in Brazil & Canada, Lead scientist for the Brazilian Government to formulate the Brazilian Antarctic Programme.
Jane is an accomplished Senior Recovery and Risk Reduction Management Advisor with over 15 years working with international agencies/ Jane is currently a senior consultant for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with experience in projects focused on reducing economic losses and social impact of climate change consequences on relevant productive sectors. She has expertise on programming and planning and sustainable development of key sectors (e.g., Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Health, and Infrastructure). Local recovery processes through labour intensive technologies and micro-enterprises that generates employment is part of her expertise aligned with environmental impact and sustainability assessments of infrastructure projects. She has extensive research and development management experience and a solid understanding of the operations of intergovernmental bodies in developing regions. Whilst serving with the UN Jane has collaborated with the World Bank (Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery) and its partners, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). She has a strong understanding of the techniques and effects of hydro-meteorological trends and the geophysical linkages affecting economic development. Jane has a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, Canada in 1988 in Geography and Environmental Sciences and Psychology of Extreme Environments with six years of extensive research in both the Arctic and Antarctic environments.
Jane is fluent in Portugeuse (native language); Spanish and English. Working knowledge of French, Italian and Romanian.
She has a number of scientific and technical reports as publications.
Jane has worked in the following countries: Armenia, Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Romania, Russia, Myanmar, Ukraine, Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros, Lesotho, South Africa, Uganda, Malawi, Moldova, East Timor, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Jordan, Philippines; Canada, the Arctic and the Antarctic; Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; and Barbados.