Experts' profiles - Hassan Partow
Hassan Partow
Hassan Partow is a Senior Environmental Expert at UNEP's Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch (DEPI/PCDMB). In this capacity, he participated and conducted several environmental assessments and capacity building activities including in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Liberia, Rwanda and Sudan. Since 2010, he is coordinating a post-conflict environmental assessment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Partow's focus on freshwater issues has led him to design and coordinate remote sensing/GIS based systems to monitor and provide early warning on wetland ecosystems, including the Mesopotamian marshlands and the Sistan basin wetlands. He has also helped facilitate inter-state consultations on transboundary water issues.

Partow started his career with the Environment Liaison Centre International (ELCI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature International (WWF) working on pesticide and pollution issues. He also worked for several years with UNDP Lesotho and UNITAR. Prior to joining UNEP-PCDMB in 2004, Partow worked with UNEP's Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA/GRID) and the Regional Seas Programme. He holds a degree from the University of Toronto (Canada) and a Masters in Development Studies and Diploma in Geomatics from the University of Geneva (Switzerland).
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