Marlon Clarke is the UNDP Technical Coordinator providing overarching support to the recovery programme, managed from the Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean office, following the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria within the region. In February and August 2018, he was deployed to Dominica as Officer-in-Charge to support the recovery interventions specific to the emergency employment and the re-roofing programme. During October 2017 Marlon was the sector expert in Disaster Risk Reduction to lead on the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) for this sector in Dominica. Marlon was also the lead UN coordinator for this assessment.
From 2012 to 2016, Marlon had direct responsibility for projects seeking to strengthen preparedness and response capacity in the Caribbean.
Prior to this period he has been immersed in implementing project activities relating to the Disaster Risk Reduction portfolio and has contributed to the development of this portfolio through assisting in:
• The determination of programmatic areas of cooperation, based on the strategic goals of UNDP;
• Strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;
• The development of the Eastern Caribbean Development Partners Group for Disaster Management inclusive of the provision of technical support.
Marlon has a bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus and a Master’s degree in Disaster Management from Coventry University in the UK.