Experts' profiles - Alexander Gudyma
Alexander Gudyma
Alexander Gudyma heads the UNEP Moscow Office, which was the first UNEP Country Office for the Regional Office for Europe. In this capacity he represents UNEP in the Russian Federation and primarily focuses on developing policy dialogue and coordinating programmes with the Russian Government as well as with Parliament, NGOs, businesses and science to promote UNEP-Russia cooperation. Alexander initiated developing a pathbreaking Programme of Cooperation between UNEP and Government of the Russian Federation for 2005 2007, which nowadays constitutes the basis of bilateral cooperation with Russia. He works to strengthen UNEP's role in the country as the leading global environmental authority.

Prior to joining UNEP in 2000, Alexander Gudyma ran the Division on Environment of the Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia (1996-2000); from 1988-1996 he worked for the Russian State Committee for Environmental Protection (Head of Division, Deputy Director, of International Cooperation Department); and from 1984-1988 he worked for the USSR State Committee for Hydrometeorology and Control of Natural Environment (Head of Division of Environmental Cooperation Department.

Alexander holds a PhD degree in geophysics, a Masters degree in physics and observation systems, and in world economics and international relations.
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