Roberto  Mendez

Roberto Mendez

Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist, Consultant

Roberto Méndez a Civil Engineer from the Federico Santa María Technical University - Chile has a Master's Degree from the Catholic University of Leuven-Belgium. Roberto is a specialist in development with more than 30 years of professional experience particularly in Latin America and Caribbean in environment, integrated water and watershed management, water and sanitation, river engineering, disaster risk reduction and management, and climate change adaptation. He has extensive experience in preparedness, recovery and disaster response (UNDAC member of the United Nations). Roberto has worked as responsible for programs and projects at the government level and as an adviser, consultant and backstopper for bilateral and multilateral cooperation. He is also a university professor in water resources, river hydraulics and earth dam design.