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Douglas Ragan


Youth Unit, UN Habitat

Douglas Ragan

Doug Ragan is the Chief of the youth and Livelihoods Unit for UN Habitat, the UN agency responsible for cities and human settlements. Previously Doug worked with an international youth NGO for 16 years, as the Research and Programme Director, developing and delivering training for thousands of at-risk young people. During this period he received his Masters in Management at McGill University, and began his PhD in Urban Planning and Architecture. Doug currently resides in Nairobi, Kenya with his parter Lee-Anne Ragan and 2 children.


  • PhD (student) – Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado Current
  • Masters in Management 2002
  • Bachelors of Arts, Simon Fraser University 1995

Employment History -UN Habitat

  • Chief, Youth and Livelihoods 2011-2014
  • Consultant-Civil Society and Youth 2006-2010
  • Environmental Youth Alliance Senior Manager 1990-2007
  • City of Vancouver Consultant-Olympic Youth Legacy 2005
  • Participants in Development Society International Programs Co-ordinator 1988-1989


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