Enhancing Resilience Through Improved Decision-Making for Disaster Risk Reduction
Global Lessons for Enhancing Resilience : Importance of Cross-Sectoral Approach for Reducing Climate and Disaster Risks
On Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 3:15 p.m. CST (-06:00 UTC) the Texas A&M Energy Institute will host a special seminar by Nahuel Arenas, the Deputy Chief of the Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean at the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). The event will be held in the third floor conference room of the Giesecke Engineering Research Building and through a Zoom meeting.
In today’s context of intensifying disaster impacts and compounded vulnerabilities, understanding risk is a key to building resilience. Join this talk to learn more about the work of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) on addressing the systemic nature of risk and building disaster resilience in the Americas & the Caribbean.
Nahuel Arenas is the Deputy Chief of the Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) since 2017. During the last 20 years, Mr. Arenas has led humanitarian assistance interventions, DRR programming and development cooperation in different countries in Latin America & Caribbean, Africa and Asia Pacific. Before joining UNDRR, Mr. Arenas occupied the position of Director for Humanitarian Programs and Policy for OXFAM USA. He has also worked for the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Action Against Hunger (ACF), consulted for UN-Habitat leading learning processes around DRR programming and contributed to many academic programs including the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Course: Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disasters. He has a background in Public Policy (FLACSO) and International Politics (SOAS, Univ. of London) as well as degrees in Crisis Management (Universidad Complutense of Madrid). He is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Global Ethics of the University of Birmingham.