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Biography

Catherine Bragg currently serves as Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. She was appointed to this position by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in December 2007.[1] Bragg obtained a PhD in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany, SUNY, a Master of Philosophy in Criminology from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Toronto.

Throughout her career, she has served in various capacities in the Federal Public Service in the Government of Canada. In the Privy Council Office, she formulated policy advice to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet. In the Department of National Defence, she worked on human resource issues. In the Department of Justice, she focused on evaluation and strategic planning.

Prior to joining the United Nations, Bragg served as the Director-General of the Humanitarian Assistance, Peace and Security Programme in the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) since 2004. She is the Chair of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Donor Support Group and a member of the Advisory Group of the Central Emergency Response Fund.

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Rethinking Humanitarian Assistance: Haiti Relief Efforts

01.28.10 | 01:02:26 min | 0 comments