Raul Salazar

Chief of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

Raul Salazar (Peru) is the Chief of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean based in Panama. Prior to this position, Salazar worked as Regional Officer in the UNDRR Regional Office for the Americas since 2011 and as a Programme Officer in UNDP Peru (1997–2010), where he was the Cluster Manager in the area of Poverty and Crisis Prevention and Recovery.

During his career at UNDP, he was Chair of the United Nations Emergency Technical Team from 2003 to 2010 and a member of the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) since 2003 and took part in different UN Post-Disaster Coordination missions, such as in Jamaica (Hurricane Ivan 2004), the emergency and recovery process after the earthquake in Peru (Ica 2007), the UNDAC mission to Haiti (Port au Prince 2010), and as UNDP Resource Mobilization and Early Recovery Advisor to Kyrgyzstan (August 2010). 

Salazar holds a degree in economics from the Catholic University of Lima, Peru (1989), an MBA from the Universidad of Piura-IESE, Peru and Spain (1992) and an M.Sc. in National Development and Project Planning from the University of Bradford, UK (1995).