IR Seminar: “UN in Turkey,” Claudio Tomasi (UNDP Turkey Country Director), C-Block Auditorium, 10:30AM October 26 (EN)

Speaker: Claudio Tomasi
Title: “UN in Turkey”
Date & Place: October 26 Friday, 2018, 10.30, C Block Auditorium.

Biography: Claudio Tomasi has recently been appointed as UNDP Turkey Country Director. Before his current assignment, he was UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Cuba (2012-2016), in Nicaragua (2008-12), and in the Dominican Republic (2003-2007). With UNDP, he also worked in Panama as Assistant Resident Representative (2002) and in India as Governance Programme Officer (2001). Previous to his engagement with UNDP, Claudio Tomasi worked for the European Union and as a United Nation Volunteer (UNV) in India where he started his international career.

Mr. Tomasi has collaborated with several NGOs, development research institutes, local based organisations and cooperatives. Claudio Tomasi has more than 15 years of experience in development work in three continents in a variety of capacities, mainly in management, partnership building, resource mobilisation, but also including programme and policy design, project implementation, advocacy and research.Claudio Tomasi is a sociologist of Italian nationality. He graduated in Sociology and Social Planning at the University of Sociology in Trento (Italy) and holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London (UK). He was also a visitor graduate student at the Department of Political Sciences at CUNY, City University of New York (USA).

Mr. Tomasi is currently married and is father of two, Fabrizio and Maia.