Mr. Jonathan Baker
Jonathan Baker is the Regional Advisor for Science and Head of the Science Unit at the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Sciences and Culture for Europe, where he is responsible for UNESCO activities in science technology and innovation, integrated water resources management, sustainable development through UNESCO sites, as well as climate change and disaster risk reduction. He has 18 years of experience working for UNESCO in the Natural Sciences, both at headquarters and in the field.
From 2003 to 2006, he served within the International Hydrological Programme in Paris. From 2006 to 2009 he was attaché de cabinet and focal point for Natural Sciences, strategic planning and decentralization, inter alia, in the office of the Director-General of UNESCO.
From 2009 to 2014 at UNESCO’s sub-regional office for Central America and Mexico in San Jose, Costa Rica, he managed UNESCO's sciences programmes, notably in the areas of biosphere reserves, water, science, technology and innovation and disaster risk reduction. From 2015 to 2018, at the Regional Bureau for Sciences in Latin America and the Caribbean in Montevideo, Uruguay, he was responsible for coordinating the Man and the Biosphere programme as well as disaster risk reduction activities in the region.
Mr Baker holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Tufts University and a Juris Doctorate from Tulane University Law School.