Daniel Sanchez is a Country Engagement Specialist at the NDC Partnership Support Unit. He focuses on facilitating countries' access to knowledge, technical support, and funding needed to speed up climate action in line with their commitments for the Paris Agreement and their pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Based in Washington, DC, Daniel brings extensive experience in international development, specializing in programs that enhance efficiency and sustainability of government expenditure. He has a track record of bringing together diverse groups of individuals, fostering enduring and impactful networks, and cultivating communities of practice.
Before joining the Support Unit, he worked for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, supporting anti-corruption programs aimed at building resilience and sustainability in public finances. Throughout his career, he has served as an advisor and consultant for several governments, startups, and international organizations including UNOPS, IDB, ADB, UKAid, and FLACSO.
A futurist and technologist at heart, Daniel has authored multiple publications and has been a guest lecturer at universities and expert forums in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. He holds an MBA in Finance from Catholic University, an MA in Public Communication from American University, and has completed postgraduate studies in Public Financial Management and Digital Innovation at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, respectively.
Beyond his professional pursuits, Daniel is an avid traveler, a food and wine enthusiast, and he enjoys immersing himself in the nostalgia of 90s arts and pop culture.