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Fruzsina Straus

Fruzsina Straus

leading the portfolio on urban climate resilience and DRR within the Regional Office

Bio

Fruzsina Straus has over 16 years of experience with the United Nations, international NGOs, and the private sector. Her background is multi-disciplinary, with a focus on socioeconomic development, public governance, post-conflict national development planning, institutional reform, urban resilience, disaster risk management and climate change adaptation. Additionally, having initiated and implemented multiple large-scale development cooperation projects involving a range of partners and donors, she has strong professional experience in all aspects of programme management. Fruzsina joined UN-Habitat in 2018, where she is leading the portfolio on urban climate resilience and DRR within the Regional Office for Africa in 16+ countries and managing the Country Programmes in Rwanda and the Indian Ocean SIDS. Prior to joining UN-Habitat, she spent five years in the Middle East with the UN Regional Commission (ESCWA) and a decade in New York working at the global-level with UNDP and various NGOs. She holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in Diplomacy and International Relations.