Experts' profiles - Cassidy Travis
Cassidy Travis
Cassidy Travis manages communications for the Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch (PCDMB) of UNEP based in Geneva, Switzerland. She works at the intersection of environmental sustainability and human security coordinating the programme and communication strategies for the Branchs field operations as well as its global policy work.

Since joining UNEP in 2012, Cassidy has led the development of UNEPs programming on Disasters and Conflicts and is leading research on natural resource governance with a particular expertise on the links between gender, natural resource management and peacebuilding.

Cassidy also supports gender mainstreaming within PCDMBs policy and practice and is the coauthor of a joint UN policy report titled, Women and Natural Resources: Unlocking the Peacebuilding Potential, release in November 2013. The report analyzes the complex role of women and natural resources in conflict-affected settings and is the product of a two year collaboration between UNEP, UN Women, UNDP, and the UN Peacebuilding Support Office.

Prior to joining PCDMB, Cassidy worked in the US Senate with a legislative portfolio on environment, energy, and agricultural issues. She has also worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several NGOs focused on environmental policy and advocacy efforts. Cassidy holds a B.A. in Political Science from San Diego State University, a M.A. in Environmental Economics and Policy from Duke University and certificate in International Development Policy from the Sanford School of Public Policy.
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