Wendy Fenton – Humanitarian Practice Network Coordinator
Panel in Kathmandu (via videolink):
Jamie McGoldrick – UN Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative, Nepal
Dr. Govind Raj Pokharel – Vice President, National Planning Commission
Amod Dixit – Executive Director, National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET)
Panel in London:
Dr John Twigg – Senior Research Associate, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London (UCL); Author, Good Practice Review 9 on Disaster Risk Reduction
Elizabeth Drew – Head of International Institutions, International Alert
Bruno Haghebaert – Learning Coordinator, Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)
Through the lens of the Nepal earthquakes, this event will launch the revised Good Practice Review 9 on Disaster Risk Reduction, a guide for humanitarian and development practitioners.
With panels in both London and Kathmandu, speakers will examine not only the immediate response to the 2015 earthquakes but also long-term issues of preparedness, conflict and governance.
Refreshments will be available from 12:30.