Matilde Mordt

Team Lead of the Sustainable Development and Resilience Cluster in the Regional Hub of Panama


English, Spanish, Portuguese
Climate change and disaster risk reduction, Disaster risk management, Environment, Poverty reduction and inequality, Sustainable development, Sustainable Development Goals

Matilde Mordt has worked in Latin America and the Caribbean since 1991, with UNDP and other UN Agencies, and as a consultant for a number of multi- and bilateral development agencies, in the areas of natural resource management and poverty reduction, environmental management, rural development and sustainable livelihoods, climate change, and local development.  She also has extensive experience in programme and project formulation, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.

Between 2011 and 2014, she served as Practice Manager for the Environment and Energy Group of the Bureau for Development Policy in New York, overseeing a dynamic global programme and policy portfolio. 

Matilde holds a Ph.D. in Human and Economic Geography, a Master in Business Administration and International Economics, and a Bachelor in Social Science from Gothenburg University, Sweden. As part of her Ph.D, she attended the Sustainable Development Doctorate Programme at the Núcleo de Altos Estudos Amazônicos, Universidade Federal do Pará in Belem, Brazil. She has combined development work with research and lecturing on sustainable development.