Wataru Kawasaki

World Urban Forum Coordinator, UN-Habitat

He brings more than 16 years of diverse and wide-ranging work experience and hands-on skills in programme management, humanitarian and emergency assistance, and knowledge management, communications and advocacy, coupled with a background in the field within UN-Habitat in the Asia-Pacific region, Afghanistan, New York, USA, and Kenya. Seconded to the Secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) and led programming and planning of its global and regional events, Policy Units as well as the United Nations Task Team to formulate the New Urban Agenda. He currently works in the World Urban Forum Coordination Office, UN-Habitat headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, and Master of Science in Development Studies.