Careers in Resilience

Disaster risk management is a sector that has more than 50 years of existence. It has allowed for both the creation of new professions such as disaster risk managers as well as the adaptation of existing ones in other sectors such as urban planning or insurance.

As the world grapples with new risks related to climate change, compounding events or the interconnection of systems, we are assisting in the emergence of professions with the role to address these issues.

PreventionWeb, in tune with the latest developments in the field, seeks to assist these new trends, and bring more information about these new careers in resilience to the global disaster risk reduction community. To this end, we are hosting a series of interviews with professionals that are trailblazers and leaders in their job, providing concrete examples of what they are doing and recommendations for aspiring professionals. 

Have a look at our interviews below, as well as trainings to enhance your career, and new job opportunities. Get a feel of the jobs of the future! 

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Latest interviews

Adair Ackley Gina Bonne
Careers in resilience: As Head of the Environment and Climate Change Department for the Indian Ocean Commission, Gina Bonne assists island states to manage climate change-related issues and disaster risk reduction.
Maselina leads advocacy campaigns with the Deaf Association of Samoa engaging stakeholders such as the Samoa Meteorological Office, Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the National Disaster Management Office.
What are the key heat management skills of this century? Athens' Chief Heat Officer answers that question.
Markus Enenkel Andrew Kruczkiewicz
A new professional profile is needed: climate science translators who specialize in the brokering, translation and tailoring of climate science data to humanitarian and development decision makers – especially in the context of anticipatory action.

Train and learn

Graduates of the university, by graduates, passing hats to the sky.
Academic programmes
Academic programmes across the world which offer education on all levels (including bachelor, master, diploma, etc.) related to disaster risk reduction.
Local government officials during a training about MCR2030
Scheduled training
Trainings related to disaster risk reduction, disaster risk communication, sustainability, resilience, recovery and beyond.

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