Flavia Schlegel
Assistant Director General for Natural Sciences, the United Nations Cultural, Scientific and Educational Organization (UNESCO)

Ms Flavia Schlegel joined UNESCO in 2014 as the Assistant Director-General (ADG) for the Natural Sciences.

She is the holder of a Medical Doctorate and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development.

Before joining UNESCO, Ms Schlegel worked for Swiss Federal Office of Public Health in Bern and for the Swiss State Secretariat for Education and Research as Science Counselor for the United States and Canada based at the Swiss Embassy in Washington DC.

From 2008 to 2012, Ms Schlegel was Director of Swissnex China and Vice-Consul General based in Shanghai (China).  During her four-year period in Shanghai, Ms Schlegel established Swissnex in China; a transdisciplinary institute for Science, Technology, Innovation and Culture", funded by public-private partnership.

Session: Africa’s Low Carbon Circular Economy

Date: 27 March 2018

Time: 11:45-12:45