Rashid Abubakar is an Associate Fellow with the UNSSC team in Bonn. He has 7 years of experience, working with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) at the intersection of human rights and climate change with a particular focus on policy, legislation and governance aspects. At UNSSC, he has been responsible for programmes related to the UN Country Programming process with a substantive focus on human rights, gender equality and climate change. At UN-Habitat, his work centered on the role of legal frameworks on human rights, social inclusion and climate change resilience in urban contexts. At UNEP, he led the development of the 'Urban Planning and Land Use' component of the Law and Climate Change Toolkit – an innovative tool designed to assist countries to effectively implement the Paris Agreement through strengthening of domestic legal and policy environments. Rashid is particularly motivated by the desire to assist developing countries to translate international commitments into concrete locally appropriate actions. He has a bachelor’s degree in Law (LL.B) and a Master’s degree (LL.M) in International Law, both obtained from the University of Nairobi.