More than 14 years of international experience in Political, Development, Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Political Affairs, mainly gained while working for: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva and New York; United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Rome and Madrid; Political Affairs Officer for the UN Department of Political Affairs in New York and United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) in Khartoum; Reintegration Coordinator in the Sudan United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-UNMIS Integrated Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) of ex-combatants Programme; Peace and Development Programme Officer in the Crisis Prevention and Recovery Unit of UNDP – South Sudan (Juba); Programme Officer for Security, Justice and Human Rights in UNDP – Guatemala (Guatemala City)
– Masters’ degrees in International Relations (Diplomatic School, Spain) and in International Business Management (CECO-ICEX, Spain). Master M. Sci. Hons and B. A. Hons in Natural Sciences (Physics), Cambridge University, UK

Maria Fuentenebro has extensive experience in working in: EU, Guatemala, Italy, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and United States of America. Major areas of expertise include: Analysis and research, Conflict, situation and political economy analysis, Disaster response and resilience-building operations, Human rights and protection, Humanitarian responses, mechanisms and programmes, Monotoring, evalution and impact assessment, Peace-building, peace operations and conflict sensitivity, and Sustainable development