Brussels Forum Session: Building for the Future: A Green Marshall Plan for Ukraine   

Gulnara Roll is secretary to the Intergovernmental Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in Geneva. As the committee secretary, she facilitates cooperation among senior government officials and relevant stakeholders working on urban and housing issues in UNECE’s 56 member States. Roll also manages multiple technical cooperation activities in countries with economies in transition in eastern and southeastern Europe, including a project for the reconstruction of the cities of Kharkiv and Mykolaiv in Ukraine.  

Roll has been with the UN since 2009, and hasheld the positions of regional advisor on urban development and housing at UNECE; and senior economic affairs officer at the UN Regional Commissions Office in New York. Prior to joining the UN, Roll worked in academia and management of international programs on environment, urban planning, and regional development in Tartu, Estonia and Brussels, Belgium. Gulnara’s educational background is in environmental sciences and policy, and human geography. She also holds an Executive MBA in Management of International Organizations from the University of Geneva.