Our Team

Our team comprises of a network of global experts, regional coordinators and national project teams, with strong leadership from UNDP’s country offices who work directly with Government focal points in each of our programme countries. Building on UNDP’s country knowledge and expertise, we provide services that are tailored to local needs and growth targets.

In addition, UNDP’s Climate Promise draws on a diverse group of specialists from across the organization to provide cross-cutting support on climate change – from finance, gender and governance, to SDGs, youth and health, to energy, adaptation, forests and nature. Together, we work with countries on strengthening local capacities to define and achieve the national climate and development targets outlined in the NDCs.

Strategy & Leadership

Cassie Flynn
Global Director of Climate Change
Jennifer Baumwoll
Climate Promise Global Coordinator
Racine Manning
Administrative and Donor Relations Analyst

Management and Operations

Allison Towle
Programme Analyst
Abedelkader AlHajAhmad
Global Programme Analyst
Amandine Nizet
Portfolio Analyst
Asel Bektursun
Programme Analyst
Billion Kefelegn Lemma
Programme Associate
Fabiane Flesch
Programme Analyst
Marta Niembro
Regional Programme Analyst
Sulayman Marenah
Regional Programme Analyst

Data, Innovation, and Knowledge

Rebecca Carman
Climate Change Technical Specialist
Ankit Khanal
Data Analyst
Ellora Guhathakurta
Monitoring Evaluation and Results Based Monitoring Specialist
Lisa Baumgartner
Knowledge Management Specialist
Silvia Tovar Jardon
Programme Support Specialist
Yoona Jo
Climate Policy Analyst

Global Intelligence, Advocacy and Partnerships

Alana Craigen
Climate Policy Coordinator
Gelila Terrefe
Senior Climate Change Policy Specialist
Sameera Savarala
Programme Specialist, NDCs and Negotiations


Mehmet Erdogan
Communications specialist - Team lead
Daniela Peris
Regional Communications Specialist for Latin America and the Caribbean
Florin Marin
Regional Communications Specialist for Eurasia and Arab States
Omer Kavuk
Visual Communications Specialist
Sonia Nguyen
Regional Communications Specialist for Africa

Integrated Technical Support - Thematic and country focal points

Catherine Diam-Valla
Climate Change Technical Specialist
Claudia Ortiz
Climate Change Strategies Specialist
Abdullah Ahmad
Regional Climate Change Specialist
Annlyn Mc Phie
Climate Change Technical Specialist
Benjamin Basmaci
Regional Climate Change Specialist
Christopher Lilyblad
SDG Finance and NDC Policy Specialist
Daisy Mukarakate
Regional Climate Policy Advisor
Eva Huttova
Programme Analyst
Excellent Hachileka
Programme Specialist
Fernando Raul Andrade Henao
Climate Change Technical Specialist
Gianluca Merlo
Regional Technical Advisor - Climate Strategy and Policy
Gonçalo Cavalheiro
Interim Coordinator for the Lusophone Transparency Network
Gülşah Dark Kahyaoğlu
Regional Programme Associate
Iryna Sakalouskaya
Regional Climate Change Specialist
James Vener
Climate and Cities Technical Specialist
Jasmin Blessing
Gender Advisor for Climate Change
Jay Malette
Regional Climate Change Specialist
Krib Sitathani
Regional Coordinator for the Climate Promise
Lorenzo Eguren
Regional Country Coordinator
Marie-Claire Angwa
Programme Analyst Climate Change
Mary Ann Manja Bayang
Climate Change, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Specialist
Moussa Diop
Francophone Transparency Network Coordinator
Nadezda Liscakova
Global Programme Support Consultant
Nataliya Vasylyeva
Climate Change Technical Specialist
Omar Zemrag
Climate Change Technical Specialist – Francophone Africa
Patricia Velasco
Portfolio Management Support Specialist for the Green Climate Fund Readiness Portfolio
Richemond Assie
Transparency Advisor and Project Manager - Enhanced Climate Transparency Project
Sangji Lee
Global Technical Specialist on NDCs, Green Economy, and Just Transition
Siré Diallo
Coordinator and NDC Technical Specialist for the Climate Promise in the Sahel Region
Snezana Marstijepovic
Regional Climate Change Specialist
Susanne Olbrisch
Climate Policy Specialist
Thania Eloina Felix Canedo
Portfolio Oversight Specialist - Climate Data and Transparency
Thiago de Araujo Mendes
Lusophone Transparency Network Coordinator
Tiangoua Kone
Climate Promise Regional Coordinator for Africa
Verania Chao
Programme Specialist - Climate, Gender and Inclusion
Viktoriia Yashkina
Regional Climate Change Specialist
Yevgen Groza
EU4Climate Regional Manager, UNDP in Europe and Central Asia
Zeynep Bakir
Programme Analyst