Experts' profiles - Nilvo Silva
Nilvo Silva
Nilvo Silva has worked with UN Development cooperation at country level since 2007 when UNEP joined the 8 One UN Pilot Countries. In the last 3 years he and his colleagues in the Division of Regional Cooperation (DRC, UNEP) piloted different approaches, tools and guidance in support to incorporation of environment in UN development assistance at country level.

Nilvo is a member of the UN Development Group Task Team on environmental sustainability and climate change which was responsible for the development the Guidance Note on mainstreaming environmental sustainability in country analysis and the UNDAF (UN Development Assistance Framework).

Prior to joining UNEP, Nilvo had extensive experience on environmental governance at municipal, state and federal levels in Brazil having worked in senior positions in government from 1991 to 2005. He was the supervisor of environmental control in the municipality of Porto Alegre, Director-General of the Environmental Agency of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, and Director of Environmental Quality and Licensing of the Brazilian Environmental Agency (IBAMA). Nilvo was also a member of the Brazilian National Environmental Council from 1999 to 2005.

Nilvo is a chemical engineer with a Master Degree on Ecology (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, in Brazil) and a Master Degree on Sustainable Development (Developing Planning Unit, University College London).
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