From February to June 2021, I will be working as a Consultant to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean to develop a regional analytical review of levels of integration of national Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) policies, strategic planning framework and governance mechanisms that would gui
From October 2020 to May 2021, I will be working as a Consultant to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) to develop a regional analytical review of levels of integration of national Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) policies, strategic planning framework and governance mechanisms that would g
Since May 2020 I have been a Member of the Working Groups of the Global Risk Assessment Framework (GRAF) of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). GRAF offers solutions to realise the 2030 goal of the Sendai Framework and the outcome of risk-informed sustainable development. Under the auspices of the United Nations, the GRAF is unique in providing actionable options to addr
Starting in March 2020, I have been working as a Resilience Specialist for the New South Wales Department of Planning, Industry & Environment Western Sydney Aerotropolis project. Subcontracted by Hassell Studio Sydney, I am a member of a multi-disciplinary specialist team contributing to the planning of the urban design of the new Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek, aerotropolis and adjoinin
From January 2020 to June 2021, I am a Project Partner of the University of Sydney - University of Glasgow Partnership Collaboration Award 'Towards a blueprint for the sustainable development of Asia’s deltas'. Working with the United Nations and other international organisations and regional stakeholders, the project aims to develop a blueprint for ecologically sustainable and equitable developme
Between October 2019 and May 2020, I was a Consultant to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP). The purpose of this knowledge product is to increase awareness of the important role of ecosystem-based approaches for reducing disaster risks. It emphasises the central role of ecosystem-based approaches in strengthening the cohere
From July to August 2019, I worked as Short Term Advisor to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Consultancy for Abt Associates as Independent Appraiser of the investment design of the program ‘Strengthening Institutions and Empowering Localities Against Disasters and Climate Change’ (SHIELD). The SHIELD program intends to contribute to the goal of the Philippines Governm
Between January and October 2019, I was Co-Author of the forthcoming report 'Strengthening the resilience of smallholder farmers in Asia and the Pacific.' This joint report of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) aims to enhance the understanding of risks confronting farmers, especi
From September 2018 to April 2019, I worked as an International Consultant for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2019: Strengthening Disaster Resilience. The ADO analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia. The 2019 theme chapter focuses on the rising disaster risks and costs in developing countries across the Asia Pacific Region.
From May to June 2018, I worked as a Consultant to Risk Frontiers to conduct an evaluation of the Sir Ivan Fire Recovery Support Service for the Department of Primary Industries, NSW Department of Industry. The purpose of this project is to conduct an independent evaluation of the Sir Ivan Fire Recovery Support Service to determine how effective it has been in achieving desired outcomes.
During 2017, I was Lead Writer for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) of the report Enhancing Resilience to Extreme Climate Events: Lessons from the 2015-2016 El Niño Event in Asia and the Pacific. In producing this guideline, the UN worked together to provide a coherent and coordinated support to member countries under the Regional Cooperation Mechanism and the Thematic Working Gro