Democratic Governance Coordinator, UNDP in Latin America and the Caribbean
Gerardo Noto (Argentina) has been Coordinator of the Democratic Governance Cluster of the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean of UNDP since January 2012 and RBLAC Programme Specialist since June 2009. In this role, he has overseen the Regional Programme in Democratic Governance and directly managed regional projects to promote democracy and inclusive participation, like political analysis (PAPEP), social dialogue, Indigenous Peoples and Afrodescendant Populations in Latin America and the Caribbean, and South-South Cooperation with Arab Countries.
In his previous appointments with UNDP, he was part of the coordination team of the Regional Project on Political Analysis and Prospective Scenarios to Strengthen Democratic Governance PAPEP (2002-2005), of the UNDP Democracy in Latin America Report (2004-2010), UN Coordination Officer in Argentina (2003) and member of the UNDP team supporting Diálogo Argentino a post crisis multi-stakeholder consensus building forum (2002). Prior to his work in UNDP, he was Director in the Ministry of Education and Culture in the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina (2000-2001), project manager of the Permanent Secretariat of the Latin American Economic System (SELA, Venezuela, 1995-2000), advisor of the National Senate of Argentina on international relations and MERCOSUR (1993-1995) and advisor of the Governor of Mendoza, Argentina on international cooperation (1990-1991). Gerardo holds a Master in Law and Diplomacy-M.A.L.D. of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts-Harvard University (Boston, USA) and a BA in Political Science and Public Administration of the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Mendoza, Argentina).