Keiko Sakoda, Disaster Risk Management Specialist, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice
Ms. Sakoda is a Disaster Risk Management Specialist at the World Bank working on the climate and disaster resilience portfolio in South Asia region. She brings solid operational experience in post-disaster and post-conflict reconstruction, disaster preparedness, climate change adaptation, and urban development through a decade of field experience in Africa, South and East Asia, and the Pacific. Based on her focused experience in post-disaster/conflict housing reconstruction, she contributes to designing housing reconstruction projects, as well as Post-Disaster Needs Assessments for the housing sector at the Bank. She joined the Bank as one of the founding members of the World Bank Disaster Risk Management Hub in Tokyo, where she launched knowledge programs to share Japan’s disaster experience and lessons with World Bank clients. Ms. Sakoda currently co-leads the Bank's global program on "Building Regulation for Resilience" to promote safer built environments through the enhancement of regulatory capacity. Prior to joining the Bank, she worked with UNHCR, UNDP, UN-Habitat, and JICA in South Sudan, Indonesia and Mongolia, where she gained diverse field experiences. Ms. Sakoda holds a Master's degree in Architectural Engineering from Kyoto Institute of Technology in Japan. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering at Kyoto University.
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