Kathleen Cravero

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Dr. Kathleen Cravero is the former "Director and Assistant Administrator of UNDP’s Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR).

"Cravero was born in the United States, where she attained a diploma in French and Philosophy, achieving top academic honours, and then joined UNICEF in a variety of capacities. (The title of "Dr." beforename refers to the PhD in political science that she attained while at UNICEF.) When she realized in the midst of her career that dealing with world health issues was her vocation, Cravero attained enrolled in a Masters programme in Public Health at Columbia university.

"In addition to UNICEF, she has since served in other UN agencies, including WHO and UNAIDS, in Burundi, Uganda and Chad as well as Geneva and New York. Her most recent post before joining UNDP was as Deputy Director of UNAIDS; in that role she traveled to some 50 countries." [1]

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  1. Kathleen Cravero, SSRC, accessed May 8, 2010.