Our team

Our team
Supporting Member States around the world to build a safer, more resilient future for all.

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction is a global organization with a presence in various parts of the world. We have a core staff based in our headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and regional and liaison offices supporting Member States around the world to build a safer, more resilient future for all.

UNDRR Front Office

Special Representative of the Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction: Kamal Kishore

Director: Paola Albrito

  • UNDRR Front Office
  • Global Platform Coordination Policy Coordination

Risk Knowledge, Monitoring and Capacity Development Branch

Main focus on Strategic Objective 1

Chief: Loretta Hieber-Girardet

Intergovernmental Processes, lnteragency Cooperation and Partnerships Branch

Main focus on Strategic Objective 3

Chief: Sujit Mohanty

  • Support to intergovernmental processes and interagency cooperation (New York & Geneva)
  • Partnership (Geneva)
  • Kobe Office (Kobe)

Enablers

Resource Planning and Management Section

Chief: Sandya Prasad (Geneva)

  • Planning and Monitoring
  • Finance, Budget and Procurement
  • Human resources
  • Administration

External Relations Section

Chief: Richard Bailey (Geneva & Brussels)

  • Resource Mobilization
  • Donor Relations

Communication, Advocacy and Knowledge Management Section

Main focus on Strategic Objective 4

Chief: Jeanette Elsworth

  • Contents and Channels (Geneva, Bonn)
  • Campaigns and Community (Geneva)
  • Information Design and Technology Solutions (Bangkok & Manila)

Supporting regional, national and local implementation and monitoring

Main focus on Strategic Objective 2

Regional Office for Africa

Chief: Amjad Abbashar

  • Nairobi
    • DRR policy and coordination Sendai Monitoring
    • Risk knowledge and analysis External Relations Stakeholder engagement
  • Addis Ababa
    • African Union Liaison Office

Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Chief: Marco Toscano-Rivalta

  • Bangkok
    • DRR policy and coordination
    • Sendai Monitoring
    • Risk knowledge and analysis
    • External Relations
    • Stakeholder engagement
  • Suva
    • Pacific Office

Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean

Chief: Nahuel Arenas Garcia (Panama)

  • DRR policy and coordination
  • Sendai Monitoring
  • Risk knowledge and analysis
  • External Relations
  • Stakeholder engagement

Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Chief: Natalia Alonso Cano (Brussels)

  • DRR policy and coordination
  • Sendai Monitoring
  • Risk knowledge and analysis
  • External Relations
  • Stakeholder engagement

Regional Office for Arab States

Chief: Zahi Chahine (Cairo)

  • DRR policy and coordination
  • Sendai Monitoring
  • Risk knowledge and analysis
  • External Relations
  • Stakeholder engagement

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