Daniel Holod is a consultant within the Inclusive Policy Lab at UNESCO’s Research, Policy and Foresight Section in their Sector for Social and Human Sciences. Daniel joined UNESCO in the summer of 2020 to work on inclusive engagement, especially related to climate development.
Prior to UNESCO, Daniel worked with the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agriculture Service (USDA FAS) in Tanzania. Here he analyzed the implications of power within climate development projects among smallholder farmers, partnering with World Forestry (ICRAF) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Daniel also worked in Vietnam and Indonesia with The International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), analyzing the implementation of climate-smart agriculture. He is also involved in advising his former startup focused on food sovereignty in Kenya. Daniel holds an MSc in Environmental Change and Management and Master of Business Administration from the University of Oxford, following his undergraduate degree in agricultural economics and climate change from Cornell University.
Daniel is part of the research team for UNESCO’s role in HABITABLE leading WP9 and tasks in WP3 and WP6.