Basilio Valdehuesa is the Programme Manager (Knowledge & Capacity Development) at the Office of the Rector. He is in charge of the UNU’s project management system (Pelikan), publications repository (UNU Collections), and Junior Fellowship Programme, while managing and supporting other data management initiatives. Basilio joined the organization in 2014 as Operations Manager at UNU’s Centre for Policy Research, shepherding the think tank’s finance, HR and procurement processes.
Previously, Basilio was Center Administrator at the Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental and Land Use Law at New York University School of Law for 6 years, administering courses and supporting projects reforming U.S. nuclear waste law and environmental protection. In past lives, he interned at the U.S. Department of Commerce‘s Iraq and Afghanistan Reconstruction Task Force in Washington, D.C. and at the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s Office of the Observer to the United Nations in New York.
Basilio holds a Master of Science degree in Global Affairs from New York University and a bachelors in political science from Rutgers College.