Angelika Planitz

Angelika Planitz

Angelika Planitz

Disaster and Climate Risk Governance Advisor, UNDP

Angelika Planitz joined the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2012 and is currently Team Leader for Disaster and Climate Risk Governance in UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) based in New York. She has an academic background in Public Administration and Development Studies and over 20 years of working experience in disaster and climate risk management at national, regional and global levels.

Angelika’s expertise includes risk governance; mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and adaptation into development; post-disaster recovery; community-based risk management approaches; policy advice; programme design, implementation and monitoring. Before joining UNDP, Angelika established and managed the Pacific Sub-Regional Office of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) in Fiji (2008-2012). She also worked for UNISDR in Bangkok (2007-2008); the UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) in Geneva (2003-2007); Concern Worldwide in the Lao PDR (2000-2003); and the UN South Pacific Disaster Reduction Programme in Fiji (1996-2000).