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Niels Holm-Nielsen

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Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist
Niels Holm-Nielsen is Regional Coordinatorfor Disaster Risk Management in Latin America and the Caribbean for theWorld Bank. Niels joined the Latin America group as a Disaster Risk Managementspecialist in 2008 from MENA. He has in the past couple of yearsled the Disaster Risk Management program in Colombia and the Caribbean,leading the preparation and Board approval of several DRM Investment operations,Emergency Recovery Operations, and a Cat DDO, in addition to a large portfolioof grant funded projects. In MENA he worked on water management, climateadaptation, and disaster risk management operations in Iran, Jordan andYemen. Before joining the World Bank he worked for the Inter-American DevelopmentBank (IADB) for five years, where he helped create the corporate policyon disaster risk management, and briefly for the United Nations EconomicCommission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago, Chile.

Niels Holm-Nielsen esel Coordinador regional de gestión de riesgos de desastres en América Latinay el Caribe desde 2008. Durante los últimos dos años ha liderado el programade gestión de riesgos en Colombia y en el Caribe, encabezando la preparaciónde iniciativas para inversiones. Anterioormente a ocupar este cargo, estuveen la región de MENA, donde trabajó en temas como la gestión del agua,adaptación al cambio climático y gestión de riesgos de desastres en Irán,Jordania y Yemen. Antes de unirse al Banco trabajó para el BID durantecinco años, donde ayudó a confeccionar la política corporativa ante lagestión de riesgos ante los desastres naturales.
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