Our people


UNITAC’s multidisciplinary team of data scientists, urbanists, artists, economists and communications experts supports cities in their digital transformation journey through strategic advice, technical tools and strengthening their digital capacity.



HCU Team


Gesa Ziemer
Academic Lead

Hilke Berger

Urban Innovation Specialist

Sophie Naue
Urban Innovation Specialist


Anja Berestetska

Urban Researcher

Maryna Semenchenko

Project Coordinator

Dora Hegyi

Urban Analyst

Carine Ingabire

Environmental Engineer 

Abigail Kemper

Project Coordinator




Lisa Reudenbach

Urban Innovation Specialist

Michael Hathorn

Data Scientist

Yuming Pan

Data Scientist

Mert Can Yilmaz

Urban Innovation Specialist





UN-Habitat Team





Livia Schaeffer Nonose
Technology and Innovation Specialist












Michael Ibach
Chief of Service, ICT Policy and Compliance

Lambert Hogenhout
Chief of Data, Analytics and Innovation

Amanda Wang
Information System Officer

Daisy Jia Li
Business Analyst