Johannes Krassnitzer

Johannes Krassnitzer
Director, Art-GOLD Initiative, UNDP

Johannes Krassnitzer,  ART International Coordinator, UNDP

Since 2016 International Coordinator of the UNDP ART Initiative. For the last fourteen years working with UNDP in various roles and locations. 2006 to 2012 managing ART programmes in Sri Lanka and Senegal, formulating new initiatives and monitoring the existing programme portfolio. Since 2012 part of the International Coordination team of UNDP/ART in Geneva/Brussels responsible for overviewing the programme portfolio in more than twenty countries, as well as policy and partnership development. Key role in elaborating UNDP’s integrated strategy for Local Governance and Local Development, implementing the UNDG’s dialogues on localizing the 2030 agenda and the UNDP/UNHABITAT/UCLG Toolbox on implementing the SDGs at local level. Responsible for establishing UNDP’s Hub for Territorial Partnerships/Brussels and co-responsible for launching and implementing the World Forum of Local Economic Development process. Co-leading UNDP’s work on localizing the 2030 sustainable development agenda. From 1999 to 2006 UNOPS Portfolio Manager responsible for a programme portfolio in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Central Asia and Latin America. 1995 – 1999 working with various NGOs, e.g. in Guatemala and Colombia.

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