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This session on safeguarding investments in disaster-resilient infrastructure through enhanced governance will shed light on opportunities for achieving resilient infrastructure, as well as highlighting good practices and tools developed by UNDRR and CDRI.


  • Mr. Abhilash Panda, Deputy-Chief of Branch, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Mr. Luis Doñas Nunez, Head of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, National Cabinet, Chile
  • Ms. Ranjini Mukherjee, Director RKM, CDRI
  • Ms. Moana Kioa, Deputy Director, NDRMO, Tonga
  • Mr. Rakotoseheno Elisaha Andrianasolo, Director of Resilience Promotion, Cellule de Prévention et d’appui à la Gestion des Urgences (CPGU), Madagascar
  • Ms. Bhawana Chhetri, Chief Urban Planner, Department of Human Settlement, Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, Bhutan
  •  Ms. Alexandra Galperin, Unit Head Disaster Risk Management, Climate Change, Resilience and Environment Cluster, ADB
  •  Mr. Chris Hulatt, Founder, Octopus Group
  •  Ms. Urmi Goswami, Assistant Editor, The Economic Times (Moderator)


Ms. Alexandra Galperin

Unit Head Disaster Risk Management, Climate Change, Resilience and Environment Cluster

Mr. Chris Hulatt

Founder, Octopus Group

Mr. Rakotoseheno Elisaha Andrianasolo

Director of Resilience Promotion

Dr Abhilash Panda

Deputy-Chief of Branch, UNDRR

Mrs. Tangimeimoana (Moana) Fakava-Kioa

Deputy Director For Disaster Risk Management

Ms Urmi Goswami

Assistant Editor

Ms. Bhawana Chhetri

Chief Urban Planner

Ms Ranjini Mukherjee

Director – Research, Knowledge Management and Capacity Development

Mr Luis Doñas Nunez

Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Official