Senior Programme Manager/Trainer
Oscar is a multidisciplinary water and environmental scientist with over ten years of experience in hydrology, natural resources management, sustainability and nature-inclusive solutions. He is responsible for designing, delivering and managing trainings in water governance, integrated water resources management, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), climate adaptation, urban resilience, nature-based solutions and local sustainable development. Oscar’s interdisciplinary background includes publishing publications on urban ecosystem services assessments, developing and coordinating national strategies for community-based ecotourism, applying bacteria-leaching technology to remediate mine tailings, implementing best practices in sustainability governance, and large-scale environmental monitoring activities in the natural resources sector. Before joining The Hague Academy, Oscar worked as a scientist and researcher in the Netherlands, Canada, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Brazil, France, Italy, Bolivia, Peru and Costa Rica. Oscar holds an MSc in Water Science and Management from Utrecht University and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Security from UPEACE. Oscar believes that we can renew our connection to nature if we bring back biodiversity into our surroundings. One way to do this is by showing the value that ecosystems provide to human well-being.