United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
Aphrodite Smagadi comes from Greece. She works as the Secretary to the Espoo Convention at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The Espoo Convention is a key step to bringing together all stakeholders to prevent environmental damage before it occurs. Aphrodite is a lawyer, who studied her master's degree in Germany and a PhD at the European University Institute in Italy. She considers that strong communications skills, a great team work spirit and the ability to be flexible are necessary for her job. She loves getting the chance to work with the different personalities that make up the United Nations.