Henrike Brecht is a Disaster Risk Management Specialist in the East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank. She is based in the DC office and has been working on a wide range of issues related to water resource management and vulnerability reduction. She has participated in several post disaster emergency operations, including in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. She specializes in risk assessments and approaches to mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into development. In the past, Henrike worked with Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), in New Orleans at the Louisiana Hurricane Center after Hurricane Katrina, and in Switzerland, Sudan, and Kenya with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).