Marianne Kjellén

University of Delvare (Static)

Dr. Marianne Kjellén, Senior Water Advisor at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), works with UNDP’s Water & Ocean Governance Programme in support of operations through UNDP country offices and regional hubs. She provides in-house and external water-related advice and expertise and oversees project activities for knowledge management and capacity development.

The Water & Ocean Governance Programme focuses on SDGs 6 and 14 with the entry point of governance. This involves managing capacity development and promotion of Integrated Water Resources Management, along with Source-to-Sea and Ridge-to-Reef approaches. Climate resilience, along with cross-cutting issues of Human Rights, Gender Equality and Integrity (anti-corruption) are addressed throughout the work. Representing UNDP at UN-Water, Marianne Kjellén is a regular contributor to UN-Water’s global reporting.

Trained in Human Geography, Marianne Kjellén specialises in water governance as it relates to urban environmental management, water supply and sanitation and inclusive approaches for the reduction of poverty and inequality. Her research background involves studies of public-private collaboration and the relation with formal and informal ways of distributing water, with case studies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Marianne Kjellén has over twenty-five years’ experience of water and development work. Prior to joining the UNDP in 2016, she worked with the Stockholm International Water Institute, and before that with the Stockholm Environment Institute and Stockholm University.

Emma Torres

University of Delvare (Static)

Emma Torres is a senior advisor on sustainability of the PNUD in Latin America and the Caribbean. She has more than 20 years of experience in the UN. She coordinated a strategic initiative in the LAC region called “The Superpower Biodiversity”. Ms. Torres currently serves as the director of the Regional Program for LAC and as UNDP/GEF’s Deputy Executive Coordinator, a partnership between PNUD, PNUMA, and the World Bank. She serves as a Leadership Council member at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), and in that capacity, works on advancing two major initiatives: SDSN Amazon and Rio: A Sustainable City. She holds a masters degree in Economics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and holds degrees in Environmental Economics and Climate Change from IIED – Harvard University.

Daniel Franks

University of Delvare (Static)

Dr. Daniel Franks is the Chief Technical Advisor and Programme Manager of the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme at the United Nations Development Programme. Dr. Franks is well known for his research on sustainable development in the extractives sector. He is the author of more than 100 publications including the book Mountain Movers: Mining, sustainability and the agents of change (Earthscan, 2015) and his highly cited study with Rachel Davis on the costs of company-community conflict in the extractives sector, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Originally trained as a geologist, Dr. Franks retrained in political and social sciences. He has field experience at more than 70 mining and energy sites internationally and in more than 37 countries. Prior to joining UNDP he was Deputy Director of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining at the Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland and a Senior Social Scientist at the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Water. He has been a Visiting Professor at Universidad Catalica del Norte, Chile; Columbia University, New York; the University of Eastern Finland; and the University of Western Australia. He is an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Minerals Policy & Economics (Resources Policy) and Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal.