Wendi Pedersen joined the GICHD in 2015 as a GIS and Remote Sensing specialist. She provides IM advisory support, develops and conducts trainings, and provides GIS and Remote Sensing services, as well as cartographic support, for GICHD.
Prior to joining the GICHD, Wendi worked for UNITAR-UNOSAT. Based at CERN, she was a Remote Sensing and Geospatial analyst for six years, providing analysis on disaster events and human security. She also developed custom GIS systems for humanitarian organizations. In addition, Wendi developed and delivered Remote Sensing training courses offered by UNOSAT. Prior to UNITAR-UNOSAT, Wendi worked for The UN High Commission for Refugees in its Field Information and Coordination Support Section.
Wendi has a degree in Environmental Studies and Resource Management as well as a degree in Geoinformatics and a certificate in Restoration Ecology from the University of Washington.