Pontus Westerberg is Programme Management Officer at UN-Habitat, where he has been responsible for the Block by Block programme, a global initiative that uses Minecraft as a community participation tool in the design of public spaces worldwide. Since 2012, he has helped implement more than 50 projects in 30 countries and has held Block by Block Workshops in Kenya, Madagascar, Niger, South Africa, Mexico, Philippines, Nepal, Vietnam, Kosovo, and Ecuador. He has also presented Block by Block at events worldwide including Games for Change Festival, Responsive Cities Summit, Habitat III, The Impact of Civic Technology, Aldea Digital, MINECON, and Made in Space.
Pontus is certified in project management and speaks English, Kiswahili, Spanish, and Swedish. He earned a master’s in Global Media and Postnational Communications from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies and currently lives in Barcelona, Spain.
Programme Management Officer at UN-Habitat &
Block by Block programme Special Advisor