Akiko Toya is a Program Officer at the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). Akiko manages GFDRR’s Resilient Infrastructure Thematic Program and regional portfolio in Africa through reviewing grant proposals and leading cross-GP coordination and knowledge development. She also leads the Road Geohazard Risk Management Program by collaborating with policy and decision-makers responsible for transport and rural infrastructure projects. 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 from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree in environmental economics including a semester abroad at La Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador.