Akiko Toya is a Junior Professional Officer at the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). She manages GFDRR’s Resilient Infrastructure Thematic Program and regional portfolio in Africa through reviewing grant proposals and leading cross-GP coordination and knowledge development. Akiko also leads the Road Geohazard Risk Management Program by collaborating with policy and decision-makers in developing countries and World Bank Task Team Leaders responsible for transport and rural infrastructure projects. Previously, she worked with the South Asia, Latin America, and Caribbean teams on disaster risk assessment and risk reduction strategies for the transport sector. Prior to joining the World Bank, she worked in enterprise risk management and political risk advisory at private insurance and consulting firms. Akiko holds a master’s degree in public affairs and risk management from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree in environmental economics and sustainable development including a semester abroad at La Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador.