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Disaster Risk Management Systems

Mr. Aslam Perwaiz
Department Head

    email: aslam@adpc.net
Tel: +662 298 0682-92 Ext. 309
Head Office: Thailand

Aslam joined ADPC in 2005 and currently serves as Head of Department of Disaster Risk Management Systems. Having worked in the development sector for more than twenty years, he also has extensive experience of disaster risk management in South and Southeast Asia.

Aslam works with strengthening the institutional and legal frameworks for disaster risk reduction and with capacity building at national and sub-national levels. He has strong interest in water resource and environmental management as well as climate change adaptation and its linkages with disaster risk reduction. Aslam is involved in the implementation of large- and medium-scale disaster risk reduction programs focusing on community-based disaster risk reduction and integration of disaster risk reduction into socio-economic planning.

Since 2011, Aslam has contributed in engaging private sector in disaster risk reduction activities in cooperation with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of the Government of Australia. He has also been involved in public-private partnership initiatives of the governments of Thailand and Vietnam. Aslam serves as a mentor for APEC's project on improving SMEs' resiliency through business continuity planning.

Aslam has represented ADPC as Associate Member to the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) missions and as member of a Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) team in Cambodia and Lao PDR after Typhoon Ketsana.

Mr Thanongdeth Insisiengmay
Senior Program Manager

    email: thanongdeth@adpc.net
Tel: +856 21 240 375
Project Office: Vientiane, Lao PDR

Thanongdeth joined ADPC in 2005 and is currently in charge of a GFDRR/World Bank-funded project on mainstreaming disaster and climate risk management into investment decisions in Lao PDR. Thanongdeth also contributed in drafting the national disaster risk management plan and national decree on disaster risk management of the country.

Currently serving with ADPC's department of Disaster Risk Management Systems, Thanongdeth has more than 25 years of extensive experience in the field of water resource management. His areas of interest include disaster risk management and climate change adaptation, institutional capacity development, mainstreaming disaster risk management into development, and economics of disaster risk reduction.

At ADPC, Thanongdeth previously worked as Program Manager for flood emergency management strengthening which was a component of Mekong River Commission's flood management and mitigation program. He was involved in the institutional strengthening and capacity building related to disaster risk reduction at national and local levels.

Prior to joining ADPC, Thanongdeth served with Mekong River Commission focusing on hydro-meteorological data collection, flood management and mitigation, forecasting and early warning, training and capacity building, and program development and management.

Dr. Krishna Devkota
Technical Specialist

    email: krishna@adpc.net
Tel: +662 298 0682-92 Ext. 308
Head Office: Thailand

Dr. Krishna joined ADPC in 2013 and currently works with the sectoral mainstreaming of disaster and climate risk management into investment decisions in Lao PDR.

Prior to joining ADPC's Disaster Risk Management Systems department, Dr. Krishna worked as Senior Researcher at National Disaster Management Institute (NDMI) of the Ministry of Security and Public Administration of South Korea. In partnership with GFDRR/World Bank, he worked on a sub-regional project on disaster risk reduction and guideline development for the integration of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into green growth and sustainable development in Asia-Pacific. Furthermore, he facilitated training programs on disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and post-disaster needs assessment for policy makers and administrators.

Dr. Krishna has done extensive research on landslide hazards in Nepal and South Korea. He has avid interest on landslide hazard mitigation, post-disaster needs assessment and disaster recovery, as well as disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation program development and implementation. He has published several papers in recognized international journals.

Dr. Krishna holds Ph.D. in engineering geology from Kyungpook National University of Daegu in South Korea.

Ms. Thitiphon Sinsupan
Project Manager

    email: thitiphon@adpc.net
Tel: +662 298 0682-92 Ext. 310
Head Office: Thailand

Thitiphon joined ADPC in 2005 to contribute in the project on Coastal Risk Analysis of Tsunamis and Environmental Remediation (CRATER). She currently works in department of Disaster Risk Management Systems.

Prior to joining ADPC, Ms. Thitiphon worked as research associate for Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research North-South focusing on environmental activities and stakeholder involvement. She has extensive experience of disaster risk management with special focus on disaster preparedness and environment, post-disaster risk assessment and recovery planning, and capacity building of national and local authorities, communities and schools.

Thitiphon is a civil engineer and she has Master's Degree in environmental engineering and management.

Mr. Gregory Pearn
Project Manager

    email: gregory@adpc.net
Tel: +662 298 0681-92 Ext. 304
Head Office: Thailand

Greg joined ADPC in January 2012. His work in the Disaster Risk Management Systems department focuses on disaster risk management program planning and implementation. This includes disaster and climate risk reduction systems at national, sub-national, and local levels. Greg has a special interest in risk governance and participatory risk reduction solutions as well as in post-disaster damage, loss, and needs assessment.

Prior to joining ADPC, Greg worked in a team developing and delivering project management training to staff at African Development Bank. He has also previously worked with ADPC.

Greg has a Master's Degree in project planning and management from Bradford University in the United Kingdom, and a Bachelor's Degree disaster, reconstruction, and development from Coventry University, the United Kingdom.

Ms. Somvath Keokhamphoui
Project Officer

    email: somvath@adpc.net
Tel: +856 21 241 375
Project Office: Vientiane, Lao PDR

Having joined ADPC in 2008, Somvath is responsible for the implementation of project activities under the department of Disaster Risk Management Systems.

Somvath supports ADPC's government partners at national ad sub-national levels in strengthening capacity in disaster risk management. She has experience of disaster risk reduction and flood preparedness program planning on provincial, district and village levels; training on disaster risk management and community-based disaster risk management; mainstreaming disaster risk reduction; damage, loss and need assessment; as well as a community and school awareness campaign.

Somvath holds a Master's Degree in environmental management from Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand and a Master's Degree in Biology from Kharkov National University in Ukraine. She also has a certificate in office management from UNITY School of Management and Education.

Dr. Glenn Fernandez
iPrepare Business Researcher

    email: glenn.f@adpc.net
Head Office: :Thailand


Ms. Mareike Bentfeld
Project Coordinator

    email: mareike@adpc.net
Tel: +66 2 298 0681 Ext. 302
Head Office: Thailand

Mareike joined ADPC in 2013 as Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) Coordinator. Her work in the Disaster Risk Management Systems department focuses on the implementation of community-based disaster risk reduction related project components. This includes the development of national CBDRR frameworks and linking CBDRR initiatives with development planning.

Mareike recently obtained ECHO's Erasmus Mundus Master of Excellence Degree in international humanitarian aid. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Ms. Chanidabha Yuktadatta
iPrepare Business Coordinator

    email: chanidabha@adpc.net
Tel: +66 2 298 0682-92 Ext. 315
Head Office: Thailand

Chanidabha joined APDC in 2013. Her work focuses on engaging private sector in disaster risk reduction and encouraging small and medium enterprises (SMEs) into business continuity planning. Chanidabha also works on an in-depth study on the status of Thai SMEs and is focal point in organizing related workshops and trainings.

With strong interest in global issues, Chanidabha holds an undergraduate degree in international relations from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. She recently earned her Master's Degree from London School of Economics and Political Science with specialization in trade and development.

Ms. Phitsamai Khammanivong
Project Associate

    email: phitsamai@adpc.net
Tel: +856 21 240 375
Head Office:, Thailand

Phitsamai joined ADPC in 2009. She is responsible for the financial management and administrative functions in the country office of Lao PDR. She cooperates with national and international partners and provides support in the implementation of field activities and projects in Laos.

Phitsamai holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in business administration from Comcenter College, Lao PDR and a Bachelor's Degree in education from National University of Laos.


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