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Nicolas Bernon

Risk analysis and database expert

Cooperazione Internazionale Expertise:   DRR, hazard assessment, hazard mapping, vulnerability analysis, DRR policies for planning authorities, GIS, geology.

Serafin Talisayon

Director Research and Development

Center for Conscious Living Foundation Expertise:   Knowledge management. Organizational learning.

15 - 21 Feb 2016 |  Concluded Knowledge management in development organizations.

Sushil Gupta

General Manager, Risk Modeling and Insurance

RMSI Pvt Ltd. Expertise:   Disaster management, DRR, urban exposure, vulnerability and risk assessment, coping with climate change, capacity building, resilience; estimation of average annual loss (AAL), loss cost, and probable maximum loss (PML); seismic alarms, early warning systems, Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) site selection and its aseismic design, seismic shake table testing, seismic re-evaluation of older generation NPPs.

Lizz Harrison

Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergencies Advisor

Y Care International Expertise:   Youth-led action and advocacy on community-based disaster risk reduction from remote rural communities to urban slum communities in low income countries. Technical support and training to local NGOs and CBOs on DRR, CCA and humanitarian response. Mainstreaming of disaster resilience into development. Youth engagement in global conferences/Fora. Bridging the gap between academia and NGOs.

Ram Babu Singh

Vice-President

International Geographical Union Expertise:   Teaching and Research related to Disaster Management, Climate Change, Environmental Studies, Remote Sensing and GIS and published in Jl. like Climate Dynamics, Energies, Physical Geography, Advances in Meteorology, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment, Hydrological Processes, Mountain Research and Development, Journal of Mountain Science, Advances in Earth Science, Asian Geographer etc.

NOUI ABDERRAHMANE

Researcher

Center of Scientific and Technical Research on Arid Regions Expertise:   • The management of natural major risks, especially flooding in arid areas • Technological major risks, especially the risks of dam failure • The mapping of flood areas • Training and awareness against major risks

30 Nov - 06 Dec 2015 |  Concluded Arid regions face risks of flooding - the case of Algeria

Humberto Jaime

Gerente de Comunicación e Información

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas Expertise:   Communication and Information, external relations, marketing, administration, business planning, journalism and disaster risk reduction.

Graeme Newton

Lead Partner, Crisis Management

Deloitte Australia Expertise:   Crisis Management, Natural disaster recovery, Strategic planning and major program delivery, major infrastructure project management, business resilience, crisis simulation and mentoring, public sector leadership.

Nanco Dolman

Part-time Lecturer of Adaptive Urban Development

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences Expertise:   As one of the Dutch front runners in Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD), Nanco is specialized in bridging water resilient design and engineering in making cities less vulnerable to water extremes, urban heat, degrading environments and ongoing population growth.

Frank Thomalla

Senior Research Fellow

Stockholm Environment Institute Expertise:   Disaster risk reduction, vulnerability, resilience, climate change adaptation.

Somnath Jha

Deputy Supdt. of Police

Department of Home, Govt. of West Bengal, India Expertise:   More than seven years experience in Numerical Climate Simulation with special reference to regional climate simulation to study the monsoon meteorology. More than five years of experience in Crop Simulation Modeling to investigate various sensitivity studies of impact on crop yield. Experience in Risk Modeling for weather based risk product development.

Rodney Martinez

International Director

International Research Centre on El Niño Expertise:   Climate variability (ENSO), climate applications and services and climate risk management and adaptation.

Somnath Jha

Deputy Supdt. of Police

Department of Home, Govt. of West Bengal, India Expertise:   More than seven years experience in Numerical Climate Simulation with special reference to regional climate simulation to study the monsoon meteorology. More than five years of experience in Crop Simulation Modeling to investigate various sensitivity studies of impact on crop yield. Experience in Risk Modeling for weather based risk product development.

Rodney Martinez

International Director

International Research Centre on El Niño Expertise:   Climate variability (ENSO), climate applications and services and climate risk management and adaptation.

Patrick Fontes

Deputy Chief Resilience Officer, and researcher at Disaster Studies and Research Centre at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

City of Porto Alegre Expertise:   Urban and regional planning, strategic planning, resilience development and measurement, disaster risks management, capacity development, and community engagement.

Ogbonna Prince

Senior Project Lead

Brandz Media TV Expertise:   Media (documentary, promotional and social media), Communication Strategy and Information Management, Project Management, Training and DRR Economics.

Lizzy Igbine

National President

Nigerian women agro allied farmers association Expertise:   Climate smart agriculture, disaster reduction and community sensitization and training on climate smart agriculture.

Poshan Dahal

Researcher/Faculty

Tribhuvan University Expertise:   As a disaster researcher, I have extensive experience of studying distribution of vulnerability across individuals, households and communities.

13 - 19 Jul 2015 |  Concluded Livelihood, Flood and Vulnerability

Graeme Newton

Lead Partner, Crisis Management

Deloitte Australia Expertise:   Crisis Management, Natural disaster recovery, Strategic planning and major program delivery, major infrastructure project management, business resilience, crisis simulation and mentoring, public sector leadership.

Şule Gürboğa

Project Manager

Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey Expertise:   Disaster risk management. Earthquakes. GIS, Data modeling and mapping. Project management.

29 Jun - 05 Jul 2015 |  Concluded Disaster Risk Management, GIS and Mapping

Himanshu Shekhar Mishra

Associate Editor-Government Affairs

New Delhi Television, NDTV Convergence Ltd. Expertise:   Political science, disaster risk reduction, media and communication.

Magda Stepanyan

Founder and CEO

Risk Society Expertise:   Her main areas of expertise includes integrated risk management (with the focus on both organizational and institutional levels), disaster and climate risk governance, capacity development, civil protection, recovery planning, and M&E.

Marcus Oxley

Executive Director

Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction Expertise:   Disaster risk communication, including risk perception, community mobilization and the role of media and press to make of risk communication an important tool to build more resilient societies.

08 - 14 Jun 2015 |  Concluded Preventing the creation of new disaster risks

Julia Hall

Senior Consultant

Risk Management Solutions Expertise:   Catastrophe modelling techniques and solutions. Insurance. Disaster risk reduction.

01 - 07 Jun 2015 |  Concluded The use of modelling for Disaster Risk Reduction

Roberto Brutus

Social entrepreneur, researcher and instructor

Independent Consultant Expertise:   Promotion of social entrepreneurship, community businesses, and the role of municipal and communal governments to strengthen democratic leadership and sound governance. Education and teaching.

Hans ten Bergen

Disaster Risk Reduction Consultant

MASA Group Expertise:   Application and roll-out of new technologies like Artificial Intelligent Simulation in Disaster Risk Reduction. Both for the public sector as for the private sector as Oil & Gas companies.

Cilene Victor

Professor and Coordinator

Faculdade Cásper Libero Expertise:   Disaster risk communication, including risk perception, community mobilization and the role of media and press to make of risk communication an important tool to build more resilient societies.

Sanjaya Bhatia

Head of Office (GETI & ONEA)

UNISDR Office for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction at Incheon Expertise:   Mainstreaming DRR and CCA into development policy, Recovery and reconstruction planning.

Mario Flores

Director, Field Operations, Disaster Risk Reduction and Response

Habitat for Humanity International Expertise:   Humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction, with focus on shelter and settlements, as well as community development and support services for housing and human settlements.

Tulio Mateo

DRR and Urban Planning Program Manager

Catholic Relief Services Expertise:   Post-disaster program management, Disaster Risk Reduction, Community-based planning.

Himanshu Shekhar Mishra

Associate Editor-Government Affairs

New Delhi Television, NDTV Convergence Ltd. Expertise:   Political science, disaster risk reduction, media and communication.

Fatma Canaslan Comut

Director Planning and Mitigation

Disaster and Emergency Directorate of Denizli Expertise:   My area of expertise is the preparing of disaster and emergency plans for quick and effective interventions during and after disaster. Furthermore, the application of methodologies to detect high-risk areas for landslides or floods using advanced remote sensing techniques.

Stav Shapira

Researcher, PhD Candidate

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Expertise:   Disaster preparedness and response of healthcare systems and local communities (community resilience). Human vulnerability to disasters and other emergencies.

Yousif Alzubair

Vice President

World Disability Union Expertise:   The psychological effects of conflicts atrocities and disaster reduction of psychological impact of traumas.

Takeshi Komino

General Secretary

Church World Service (CWS) - Japan Expertise:   Disaster management, including disaster risk reduction at both policy level and implementation. Has been involved in DRR national policy setting in Afghanistan, as well as consultation on HFA2 at various forums, and in Japan, DRR on nuclear emergencies.

Emin Yahya Mentese

Disaster Risk Management Expert

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Expertise:   Disaster risk assessment, social vulnerability analysis, GIS, risk mapping, decision support systems.

Cristóbal Mena

Safety and Risk Manager

Metrogas Expertise:   National Law for Disaster Risk Reduction, Corporate Social Responsibility, Raising Awareness of Disaster Risk Reduction, Emergency Management, and Public Policies.

Rebecca Chestnutt

Disaster Management Advisor

Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine Expertise:   Ms. Chestnutt’s work in disaster risk reduction includes work from the community level up to the national and regional levels, with a special focus on capacity building for leadership.

Peeranan Towashiraporn

Department Head

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center Expertise:   Earthquake engineering, disaster risk assessment, and post-disaster damage evaluation.

Tessa Kelly

Senior Disaster Law Officer

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Expertise:   International and national law for disaster risk management, in particular the development and implementation of legal frameworks for disaster risk reduction and common legal issues in both risk reduction and humanitarian assistance.

Timothy Wilcox

Sub Regional Coordinator (Pacific)

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific Expertise:   Areas of expertise include: Disaster Risk Management; international development; workplace health and safety; business continuity management; stakeholder engagement; workplace rehabilitation; donor coordination; policy development; program management; and land search and rescue.

Fadi Hamdan

Co-Founder

Disaster Risk Management Center Expertise:   Dr Hamdan’s main area of expertise is the adoption of a holistic approach for the identification and analysis of the main social, economic, institutional, natural and physical factors that contribute to vulnerability and risk accumulation; and the study of how these interact with main risk drivers including poverty, weak risk governance, environmental degradation and unchecked and rapid urban expansion.

Solmaz Mohadjer

Founder

ParsQuake Project Expertise:   Geohazards Curriculum Development, Implementation and Evaluation. Teacher Professional Development. GPS Geodesy. Terrestrial Remote Sensing. Database Management System.

John Scott

President

Center for Public Service Communications Expertise:   Experience in providing guidance and expertise to individuals, communities and public sector organizations in the specialized field of applying telecommunications and information technologies to reduce health disparities, to improve health services to underserved and disenfranchised individuals and communities and to improve the collection and sharing of scientific, technical and community knowledge to reduce human vulnerability to natural hazards.

Peter Essens

Principal Scientist

Netherlands Org for Applied Scientific Res Expertise:   Cooperation and collaboration in ad hoc networks and multi-agency collectives; Comprehensive Approaches to Operations; Network Enabled Operations; Effectiveness of integrated command teams; Crisis management; Control and Emergency centres.

Jeroen Jurriens

Program Officer Disaster Management

ICCO&Kerk in Actie / ACT Alliance Expertise:   Disaster Risk Reduction; Strengthening Resilience; Faith-Based Organisations; Programmatic work; Humanitarian Aid; Emergency Preparedness.

Patrick Rose

Senior Analyst

Gryphon Scientific, LLC Expertise:   Area of expertise includes: understanding second-order effects resulting from all-hazards disasters, implementing mass casualty operations (e.g., crisis standards of care, crisis communication, and interoperable coordination) and on understanding operational constraints of a public health impact.

Melisa Bodenhamer-Lindros

Childfund International Expertise:   Develop and manage contextually relevant end-to-end systems for strengthening disaster risk reduction (DRR) and emergency preparedness work within large, complex international agencies. This includes strengthening disaster risk governance; designing and implementing solutions to develop capacities in technical specialists and operational teams; building multi-stakeholder partnerships; and global-level policy and advocacy work. I also enjoy partnering with national actors to realize their visions to become game changers within their spheres of influence - in preparedness, DRR and resilience.

Zakir Md. Hossain

Founder & Chief

Krisoker Sor (Farmers' Voice) Expertise:   Organic farming, Biodiversity and conservation, Ecosystem restoration, Child education, Holistic rural development , Local policy formulation and implementation, Integrating DRR issues in various sectors, Translating policies, conventions, rules and regulations into local dialects, Bridging the gaps among researchers, policymakers and local people.

Yasunobu Ishii

Director

The Nippon Foundation Expertise:   Inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities. He is also an expert on disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction.

Swati Mitra

Founding consultant

Center for Disaster Risk Resilience Expertise:   • Needs Assessment • Capacity building & Community based disaster Management • Making of DM Plans & Documentation

Fadi Hamdan

Co-Founder

Disaster Risk Management Centre Expertise:   Dr Hamdan’s main area of expertise is the adoption of a holistic approach for the identification and analysis of the main social, economic, institutional, natural and physical factors that contribute to vulnerability and risk accumulation; and the study of how these interact with main risk drivers including poverty, weak risk governance, environmental degradation and unchecked and rapid urban expansion.

Igor Kryuchkov

Managing Director

T3 Risk Management SA Expertise:   Disaster preparedness and recovery hardware. Disaster contingency planning. Security solutions. IT Security consulting. Investment advisory. International tax consulting.

Hari Krishna Nibanupudi

Independent Advisor Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Researcher on Regional and International cooperation on DRR

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development Expertise:   Strengthening community resilience, promoting financial strategies for disaster risk reduction (DRR), analysing and facilitating regional cooperation for DRR, Gender sensitive humanitarian assistance, harmonizing natural and built environment for disaster resilience and mainstreaming DRR in development processes.

29 Sep - 05 Oct 2014 |  Concluded Regional Cooperation for Disaster Risk Reduction

Yasamin O. Izadkhah

Assistant Professor in the Risk Management Research Centre

International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology Expertise:   Earthquake engineering. Education in disaster risk reduction. Risk mitigation and management, resilience and general disaster awareness and preparedness.

Terry Jeggle

Independent Advisor, Disaster and Risk Management

Independent Consultant Expertise:   Comparative International Policies on Disaster Risk Management; Institutional Capacity Development and Professional Education for DRM; Organizational development and cross-disciplinary coordination; Higher education curriculum review, development and evaluation.

Olumide Idowu

Youth Engagement Officer

Nigeria Youth Climate Coalition Expertise:   Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management & Environmental Sustainability.

Murat Nurlu

Head, Earthquake Department

Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, Turkey - governement Expertise:   Earthquakes, Earthquake Risk Reduction, Seismology, Disaster Management, Seismo-tectonics.

01 - 07 Sep 2014 |  Concluded Earthquake Risk Reduction at the National Level

Rohit Jigyasu

UNESCO Chair Professor at the Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage

Ritsumeikan University Expertise:   Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage

Pedro Ferradas

Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Programme Manager

Soluciones Prácticas - Oficina Regional para América Latina Expertise:   Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change networks. Historical information about disasters. Local assessment of the Hyogo Action Framework. Urban Disaster Risk Management . Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change

18 - 24 Aug 2014 |  Concluded Urban Disaster Risk Management

Sushil Gupta

General Manager, Risk Modeling and Insurance

RMSI Pvt Ltd. Expertise:   Disaster management, DRR, urban exposure, vulnerability and risk assessment, coping with climate change, capacity building, resilience; estimation of average annual loss (AAL), loss cost, and probable maximum loss (PML); seismic alarms, early warning systems, Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) site selection and its aseismic design, seismic shake table testing, seismic re-evaluation of older generation NPPs.

11 - 17 Aug 2014 |  Concluded Seismic Risk Assessment of a City

Samuel Johnson

Chair

Youth Beyond Disasters Expertise:   My special focus is on the unique abilities of young people in disasters, and in mobilization; the skillful combination of motivation and coordination. How do we successfully integrate young people into problem solving and tap into the unique abilities and solve problems in partnership?

Gerardo Huertas

Director of Disaster Operations-Latin America

World Animal Protection Expertise:   Technical rescue of animals. Disaster relief, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation for farm and domestic animals. Disaster risk management for ministries of agriculture and animal husbandry and for the public as well as animal owners

Julio Serje

Programme Officer

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Expertise:   Disaster loss and damage databases

Djillali Benouar

Professor of Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Risk Reduction

University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene Expertise:   Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Risk Reduction

14 - 20 Jul 2014 |  Concluded Forensic Investigations of Disasters

Giacomo Teruggi

Project Officer, Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM) and Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP)

World Meteorological Organization Expertise:   Integrated Flood Management, i.e. combining technical aspects (usually confined to engineering) with social, environmental and policy issues related to the management of floods.

Neil McFarlane

Chief UNISDR New York Liaison Office (temp)

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Expertise:   Policy advice for humanitarian aid, development, and climate change. He is also an expert advocate for disaster risk reduction.

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