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
Head of the Climate Promise
Jennifer Baumwoll
Climate Promise Global Coordinator

Management and Operations

Allison Towle
Programme Analyst
Amandine Nizet
Portfolio Analyst
Fabiane Flesch
Programme Analyst
Silvia Tovar Jardon
Programme Support Specialist
Zeynep Bakir
Programme Analyst

Data, Innovation, and Knowledge

Rebecca Carman
Climate Change Technical Specialist
Ankit Khanal
Data Analyst
Lisa Baumgartner
Knowledge management and content development specialist
Yoona Jo
Climate Policy Analyst

Global Intelligence, Advocacy and Partnerships

Alana Craigen
Climate Policy Coordinator
Christian Glass
Senior Advisor
Eri Yamasumi
Programme 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
Enkhzul Altangerel
Regional Communications Specialist for Asia Pacific
Florin Marin
Regional Communications Specialist for Eurasia and Arab States
Kensuke Matsueda
Communication and Partnership Specialist
Omer Kavuk
Visual Communications Specialist
Sonia Nguyen
Regional Communications Specialist for Africa

Integrated Technical Support - Thematic and country focal points

Claudia Ortiz
Climate Change Strategies Specialist
Catherine Diam-Valla
Climate Change Technical Specialist
Annlyn Mc Phie
Climate Change Technical Specialist
Catherine Wong
Policy Specialist - Climate and Security Risk
Daisy Mukarakate
Regional Climate Policy Advisor
Eszter Baricz
Portfolio Oversight Specialist – Climate Data and Transparency
Eva Huttova
Programme Analyst
Excellent Hachileka
Climate Change Technical Specialist
Fernando Raul Andrade Henao
Climate Change Technical Specialist
Gianluca Merlo
Regional Technical Advisor - Climate Strategy and Policy
Hideichiro Nakamura
Portfolio Coordination Specialist
Iryna Sakalouskaya
Regional Climate Change Specialist
James Vener
Climate and Cities Technical Specialist
Jasmin Blessing
Gender Specialist - climate change and national NDC implementation
Krib Sitathani
Regional Coordinator for the Climate Promise
Lorenzo Eguren
Regional Country Coordinator
Marie-Claire Angwa
Programme Analyst Climate Change
Moussa Diop
Francophone Transparency Network Coordinator
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
Climate Change and Green Economy Technical Specialist
Siré Diallo
Coordinator and NDC Technical Specialist for the Climate Promise in the Sahel Region
Snezana Marstijepovic
Climate Change Regional Coordinator
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
Yevgen Groza
EU4Climate Regional Manager, UNDP in Europe and Central Asia
Zuhre Guven
Regional Programme Associate