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Expert Research Associate

Alejandra Ramos Galvez

Alejandra Ramos Galvez

News 09 Apr 2024

Public Policymakers from Mexico attended a webinar on gene editing.

UNU-BIOLAC and Allbiotech delivered a webinar on gene editing intended to give public policymakers of Mexico decision-making tools.

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Supporting the Recovery of Noto Peninsula: Building Back Better

TOKYO & ONLINE: Bringing together regional and government stakeholders, this event will discuss sustainable and resilient recovery from the 2024 Noto Earthquake.

Person Researcher

Ally Nyamawe

Ally S. Nyamawe is a computer scientist and researcher at the United Nations University Institute in Macau focusing on the intersection of AI and sustainable development goals.

Expert Post-Doctoral Fellow

Penelope Milsom

Penelope is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at UNU-IIGH   

News 08 Apr 2024

Sustainability Initiatives of Japanese Universities Discussed in 2024 SDG–UP Symposium

Convening member universities of the SDG–University Platform, the event explored education, research and collaboration projects for sustainability.

News 08 Apr 2024

Expert Group Meetings Advance Climate Action in Synergy with the 2030 Agenda

Global experts gathered in Tokyo to assess progress on SDG 13 ahead of the UN High-Level Political Forum.

News 05 Apr 2024

UNU to Co-chair Higher Education Sustainability Initiative in 2024–2025

The upcoming HESI Global Forum will spotlight the transformational role of higher education in advancing sustainability.

Person Research Assistant

Samira Pfeiffer

Samira is a Research Assistant in the Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Management & Adaptive Planning (VARMAP) division of UNU-EHS, focusing on Vulnerability and actionable impact-based early warning.

Expert Research Associate

Flannery Johnson

Flannery Johnson is a Research Associate for water in the context of the water-energy-food nexus and climate actions at UNU-VIE.