May 2nd, 2018
Amaya has expertise in urban design and planning, architecture, and international humanitarian action; she is expert in resilience and risk management models, as well as sustainability and climate action matters. Before joining UN-Habitat, she worked in the private sector for 16 years leading her own architecture atelier. She has also worked in the Emergency Response Unit of Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) of the European Commission, supporting in particular the work of the Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) in Ebola Crisis. She usually collaborates as inviting lecturer with several universities, and acts as expert / evaluator for European Commission Programme Horizon 2020 in Resilience, Secure Societies and Sustainability matters since 2015.