UR22 Wellington Satellite // Speaker
Jolanta Kryspin-Watson is Lead Disaster Risk Management Specialist and Regional DRM Coordinator for East Asia and the Pacific at the World Bank. She has more than 20 years of experience working on advancing disaster risk reduction around the world, including in Turkey, Albania, Croatia, Romania, Moldova, the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, the Pacific Islands, and Algeria. She has led large scale reconstruction and disaster mitigation investment projects, analytical work, and knowledge exchange initiatives in areas of: seismic retrofitting, emergency preparedness, climate change adaptation, disaster risk financing and insurance, community-driven DRM, catastrophe risk assessment, flood resilience, hazard monitoring, forecasting and early warning, and post-disaster recovery and reconstruction.
Jolanta is a former Fulbright Fellow who holds Master’s degrees in Public Administration (MPA) from the State University of New York in Albany, and Business Administration (MBA) from University of Warsaw, Poland.