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Dr. Simona Costanzo Sow

Lead United Nations System Staff CollegePolicy Coherence Team, Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development
Location: Bonn, Germany Website: UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development


Simona Costanzo Sow leads the Policy Coherence Team at the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development. At the Centre Simona designs and implements learning and training events and courses on the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. She is responsible for the Centre’s offerings on policy coherence, communication and advocacy as well as executive sustainable development academies and courses for UN Country teams.  Simona also oversees the annual UN Summer Academy. Between 2010 and 2015 she served as Programme Manager at the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, focusing on strengthening civic engagement and volunteering in support of the Post-2015 Agenda. Simona holds a PhD in Geography from the Technical University of Munich, focusing on international migration. Simona has extensive experience in partnership building and networking in the inter-governmental sphere, as well as with civil society, academia and the private sector and a track record in capacity-building, non-formal education, learning and training.
PhD, Technical University Munich



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