Yasuhiro  Kawasoe

Yasuhiro Kawasoe

Disaster Risk Management Specialist

Yasuhiro Kawasoe (Hiro) is the Disaster Risk Management Specialist in the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) Tokyo Disaster Risk Management hub. 
A Japanese national, Hiro joined the Bank in 2017 as a Junior Professional Officer in the Social Protection and Jobs (SPJ) Global Practice. Since then, Hiro worked for the global and regional units, most recently as a Social Protection Specialist in the East Asia and Pacific Region, covering both operational and analytical works in the Philippines, Lao PDR, Fiji, Vietnam, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam, among others. His focus in the Bank has been on a linkage between human development sectors and climate change adaptation and disaster risk management (such as adaptive social protection, socio-economic vulnerability).  
Prior to joining the Bank, Hiro worked as a JICA consultant with experiences in disaster risk assessment, risk-informed urban planning, and post-disaster recovery and reconstruction. 
Hiro is a First class registered Architect (Japan) and holds a M.Eng in Architecture from Waseda University in Japan.