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Fadi Hamdan


Disaster Risk Management Center (DRMC) Expertise:   Mainstreaming risk management in sustainable development, urban resilience, risk governance, political economy of risk management, and piloting Sendai indicators.

Hori Tsuneki

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Expertise:   Risk assessment and identification studies, facilitation of sector dialogues and communication with key stakeholders, preparation for strategic sector notes, design and executing disaster risk management projects mainly for Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Patrick Rose

Senior Analyst

Gryphon Scientific, LLC Expertise:   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.

Nanco Dolman

Leading Professional in Water Resilience in Urban Areas

Royal HaskoningDHV

Kazuko Ishigaki

Risk Knowledge Economist

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Expertise:   Economics of Disasters; DRR planning and policy; Spatial planning/regional development policy

Rohit Jigyasu

President of International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness (ICORP)

International Council on Monuments and Sites, International Committee on Risk Preparedness (ICOMOS - ICORP) Expertise:   Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage

Isabel Riboldi

Communication Officer

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Expertise:   Social aspects of environmental management, particularly flood management: communication of flood risk, flood risk perception, stakeholders’ involvement in flood management, social impacts of flood management measures.

Yasunobu Ishii


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

Sam Hettiarachchi

Risk Assessment Working Group Chair of Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System

United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization - International Institute for Educational Planning Expertise:   Coastal and Harbour Engineering, Coastal Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction and Coastal Zone Management.

Reid Basher

Adjunct Professor

New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute (CCRI) Expertise:   Science and policy of disaster risk reduction and climate variability and change, the use of climate information in planning and management, early warning systems, and the links between adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and development

Filipe Domingos Freires Lúcio


Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Expertise:   Meteorology with particular interest on weather and climate services and their application to disaster risk reduction and other climate sensitive areas.


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