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Pourya Salehi

Pourya Salehi

Senior Research Officer @ ICLEI - PNOC

Bio

As the Senior Research Officer at ICLEI World Secretariat, Pourya has an educational background in urban planning, land management, Blockchain technology, and finance, along with a decade worth of experience in sustainable development gained from working at consultancies in addition to research institutes. Pourya was the lead of the organization in development of ICLEI's Global Research Strategy in 2019; a strategic document that guides the organization’s research and innovation activities including project acquisition, while building partnerships with leading research and innovation partners across the globe. From this, Pourya has been leading the execution of the Global Research Strategy and coordinating it across ICLEI’s 20+ international offices. Not only has Pourya managed, coordinated, and overseen several research and innovation projects over the past years, he is also an accomplished author on various knowledge products including a number of peer-reviewed publications on a wide range of topics. Thereby, such experience has been instrumental in becoming one of the founding members of the Global Covenant of Mayors' Research & Innovation Technical Working Group (GCoM’s R+I TWG), where he currently represents ICLEI, in addition to other research and innovation related spaces such as the Scientific Steering Committee for UNCCD’s Global Land Outlook (GLO) 2.0.