Mark Urban


Bio: Mark Urban, Director for International Cooperation, Academic Relations and Communications, RedCLARA, Uruguay

Mark Urban is Director for International Cooperation, Academic Relations and Communications (previously CFO), with a history of working at RedCLARA (since 2006), the Latin American space for collaboration and development in education, science and innovation. With the mission of strengthening the development of science, education, culture and innovation in Latin America through the innovative use of advanced networks, RedCLARA interconnects the National Research and Education Networks of Latin America.

Business Planning, Environmental Awareness, International Relations, Management, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are some of the most persistent points of interest throughout the personal professional history of Mark.

Previously administrative expert for GIZ (German Technical Cooperation) in Project Central American Customs Union, Budget Officer at the European Environment Agency, Finance Manager at Training Centre on Regional Integration (CEFIR, Uruguay). Participation at coordination and collaboration meetings with international partner organisations, General Assemblies, Steering Committees and project review meetings, gathering all Partners, National Members and Donors. Strong finance professional with a master’s degree focused in Economics, Law, Human Resources, Organisation, Finances, Accounting, Management, Sciences, Statistic from Solvay Brussels School (Belgium). Postgraduate Diploma in International Studies – International System and Integration (Universidad de la República, Uruguay).

Abstract: "A Role for the RENs in Earth Observation"