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Climate change-related hydro-meteorological challenges, such as extreme flooding, water scarcity, and heat, significantly impact crucial services and development in urban areas thereby disproportionately affecting vulnerable populations. This session will explore the experiences and challenges in financing urban flood management and gain insights through this interactive panel.


  • Mr. Amit Prothi, Director General CDRI
  • Mr. Abhas Jha, Practice Manager, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, South Asia Region, The World Bank
  •  Prof. Mattheues Bouw, University of Pennsylvania, Founder, ONE Architecture & Urbanism
  •  Dr. Mustafa Saroar, Professor, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology
  • Dr. John Kissi, CEO, Ghana Hydrological Services Department
  • Prof. Saswat Bandyopadhyay, Project Director, Centre of Urban Planning and Policy (CUPP), CEPT
  • Ms. Irene Seemann, Co-owner and Consultant, Rebel
  • Ms. Parul Agarwala, Country Programme Manager, UN-Habitat India
  • Dr. Stephanie Janssen, Social Inclusion and Nature Based Solutions Specialist, Deltares


Mr. Amit Prothi

Director General, Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)

Prof. Mattheues Bouw

University of Pennsylvania/ONE Architecture & Urbanis

Mrs Irene Seemann

Adaptation Finance Expert/ Director

Dr. Saswata Bandyopadhyay


Dr. John Kissi

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Parul Agarwala

Country Programme Manager

Dr. Md Mustafa Saroar

Professor of Urban Sustainability

Dr. Stephanie Janssen

Social Inclusion and Nature Based Solutions Specialist

Mr. Abhas Jha

Practice Manager, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, South Asia Region