Claudio Acioly is an architect and urban planner, a development practitioner with more than 35 years of experience. He joined UN-Habitat in 2008 as chief Housing Policy, coordinator of the United Nations Housing Rights Program and the Advisory Group on Forced Evictions to the Executive Director of UN-Habitat - AGFE. As head of housing policy (2018-2012), Acioly led the housing policy work of UN-Habitat in countries such as Cuba, Ghana, Malawi, El-Salvador, Uganda, Vietnam, Nepal and Ecuador and was directly involved in housing policy planning and implementation as well as slum upgrading. He has worked in more than 30 countries . He is currently the head of Capacity Building of UN-Habitat leading global programs and initiatives linking capacity building, institutional development and policy change.