UR22 Wellington Satellite // Speaker
Dr Bapon Fakhruddin (Technical Director – DRR and Climate Resilience), is an international climate change and disaster risk reduction expert. He brings over 20 years of experience working with climate-vulnerable countries around the world, and most recently in the South Pacific and New Zealand. Holding a PhD in Water Engineering and Management, Dr Fakhruddin is one of the world’s leading experts on climate resilience and responsiveness at the community, government and inter-agency level that is focused on enhancing community resilience and sustainability well into the future.
Having seen the devastation of the 2004 Tsunami on Indian Ocean countries, he is committed to the ongoing development of early warning response systems, climate change assessments and modelling. To date, he has undertaken this work in more than 30 countries across the Pacific, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.
Currently, Bapon is working with the United Nations, World Bank, Asian Development Bank and other government and non-government organisations to develop disaster and climate risk reduction strategies and community resilience.