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The Global Mercury Project Coordination team


Mr. Pablo Huidobro is the Chief of the Water Management Unit at UNIDO, and he oversees the International Waters programmes and activities, with overall responsibility for the GMP. Mr. Huidobro is a hydro-geologist, with a graduate degree in Coastal Geology. He joined the Cleaner Production and Environmental Management Branch of UNIDO in 2000, bringing over 25 years of field and managerial experience as environmental advisor for industry, international development organizations, and government agencies, in the areas of cleaner production, management and control of environmental contamination and remediation, solid waste management, and planning for the sustainable development of natural resources.

Pablo Huidobro
Dr. Marcello Veiga is a metallurgical engineer with MSc degree in Environmental Geochemistry and PhD in Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering. He has worked for the past 25 years, as a metallurgical engineer and environmental geochemist for mining and consulting companies in Brazil, Canada, US, Venezuela, Chile and Peru. He has worked extensively on environmental, social and economic issues related to artisanal gold mining in numerous Latin American and African countries. As an associate professor of the Department of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Canada, since 1997, his research topics include: sustainable development in mining, mine closure and reclamation, remedial procedures for mercury pollution, adverse effects of metals and mineral processing. From August 2002 to July 2004, he was the Small-scale Mining Expert of the GEF/UNDP/UNIDO Global Mercury Project. Since March 2005 he is the Chief Technical Advisor of the project.

Marcello Veiga
Ms. Svitlana Adler has obtained her BA in Management/ Business Administration from the International University of Vienna, Austria in the year of 2000. She joined UNIDO in July of 2003 as a Project Assistant in the Industrial Promotion and Technology Branch, where she gained valuable skills and experience by assisting the Industrial Development Officers in the implementation and administration of project activities in the areas of Technology Transfer, Market Access, Trade Facilitation Support and Increase of Productivity and Quality in developing countries. She now assists the Project Coordination Unit of the Global Mercury Project in the day-to-day project activities that involve budget schedule and control, recruitment of project personnel, procurement and subcontracting activities in six participating countries, organization of awareness campaigns, workshops, trainings and meetings.