Roberto Valent and Lodovico Folin-Calabi
Roberto Valent and Lodovico Folin-Calabi
Roberto Valent is the Special Representative of the Administrator for UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (UNDP/PAPP). Prior to his current position, Mr. Valent was UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in El Salvador and Belize. Mr. Valent began his careerwith UNDP in 1995 in Albania, moved on to the position as Deputy Country Director first in Sudan and then in the Democratic Republic of Congo, before he became Deputy Special Representative at UNDP/PAPP. An Italian national, Mr. Valent holds a BA and an MA in Political Science from Bologna University, Italy, and another MA in International Relations from Sussex University, United Kingdom. Lodovico Folin-Calabi is the UNESCO Representative in Palestine. From 2012 until 2014, he was UNESCO Representative in Libya and Head of the UNESCO Project Office in Tripoli. He has worked with UNESCO since 2003; until 2011 at the World Heritage Centre, then at the Executive Office of the Assistant Director-General, where he coordinated the World-Heritage-related training and research centers established under UNESCO’s auspices in China, Bahrain, Brazil, Mexico, Norway, South Africa, and Spain, among other duties. Trained in international corporate law, Mr. Folin-Calabi holds a PhD in Urban History and is a regular lecturer for the Master Course in “World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development,” at the University of Torino, Italy, and at the International Training Centre of ILO, hosted by the UN System Staff College campus.