John Harding - Head of Unit a.i. Disaster Risk Reduction
John Harding works on UN relations and coordination at the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). He has 15 years work experience in multi-lateral organizations in support to national and regional governmental efforts to build resilient societies. John Harding has contributed to mechanisms for enhanced risk governance, risk assessment and early warning systems. In 2009-2010, he served as the Political Advisor on Energy, the Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction to the UN Special Envoy to Haiti, President William Jefferson Clinton. Previously, he worked as Team Leader for the Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction (GFDRR) at the World Bank based in Washington DC.
Dr Muralee Thummarukudy
Chief of Disaster Risk Reduction at the United Nations Environment Programme