DRR Community Voices

The DRR Community Voices share personal stories and perspectives from the disaster risk reduction trenches on reducing risk and building resilience.

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Soosan Momeni Mokoee works as Shelter-WASH Coordinator for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in from Tehran, Iran.
Regina “Nanette” Salvador-Antequisa has had a very active and diverse career in DRR in the Philippines, mainly as Executive Director of the civil society organization ECOWEB (for ‘Ecosystems Work For Essential Benefits’).
A strong DDR leader in her home country Nepal, Krishna is happy to look back on her career: “Initially, I started working in the governance sector in Nepal to support the country’s democratization process".
In 1991, a young student in her home country of Bangladesh, Shaila Shahid experienced one of the deadliest tropical cyclones ever recorded.
Edward Sparkes Dr. Michael Hagenlocher Dr. Saskia E. Werners Davide Cotti
Complexity is a defining feature of disaster risks. This makes conventional, single-hazard and single-risk assessment approaches increasingly insufficient for comprehensive disaster risk management.
For over two decades, Abia Akram has been a leading and vocal advocate for the rights of women with disabilities, in more than 30 countries, especially in the context of gender justice, financing for development, and inclusive DRR.
Terry Kinyua
A collaborative effort supported by the Mastercard Foundation has led to the development and implementation of the IIA-Kenya MSME Resilience Programme, aimed at empowering Kenyan MSMEs to navigate through crises and emerge stronger than before.
Goma Karki works as Project Manager for Youth Innovation Lab in Kathmandu, Nepal, leading the Nepali Yuwa in Climate Action and Green Growth (The Youth CAN) project.

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