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Barbara Minguez Garcia

Disaster Risk Management and Cultural Heritage Consultant

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Barbara Minguez Garcia is a World Bank consultant on disaster risk management and cultural heritage, with a focus on the Resilient Cultural Heritage Program at the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). She has worked in several countries and projects including  Guatemala, Myanmar, Bhutan, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Mali, Mexico, Ecuador, Japan, and Central America region. She developed the module on Cultural Heritage for the City Strength Diagnostic and collaborated in the joint World Bank-UNESCO position paper on Culture in City Reconstruction and Recovery (CURE). Before joining the World Bank, Barbara worked at the Cultural Offices of the Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C. and the Spanish Consulate in New York, N.Y. She has collaborated with the U.S. National Parks Service (NPS) on different projects, including the NPS Spanish Colonial Missions of the Southwest Travel Itinerary. She holds an International Doctorate in Classical Archaeology from University Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona with her thesis carried out in Rome, with an Italian government research grant, where she also collaborated with the Ancient Topography Department of the University of Rome La Sapienza.

Barbara participated in the UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management – International Training Course at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. She is member of the International Committee on Risk Preparedness (ICORP) of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), and mentor for the ICCROM First Aid and Resilience for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis 2019 course. She is conducting research in this area.