Federica Ranghieri is the Program Leader for Sustainable Development for Egypt, Yemen, and Djibouti based in Cairo. In her previous capacity at the World Bank, she was the Senior Urban development and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) specialist in the Middle East & North Africa, where she led the Urban and DRM portfolio in Yemen. In the South Asia Region, she led climate resilience projects in Sri Lanka, as well as the Afghanistan DRM program and several analytical works on multi-peril risk assessment, resettlement policies and governance and institutional assessments in India, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. She managed the Learning from Mega disasters project after the March 2011 Tsunami in Japan, which led to the Sendai Conference in 2012. She previously worked for the East Asia Region, as well as the Carbon Finance business unit at the World Bank. She was assistant professor at the University of Milan where she lectured on environmental policy and environmental and social communication. She also worked for the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) on stakeholder engagement and corporate social responsibility, and for the private sector, mainly industrial companies, as advisor on environmental accounting, environmental management, climate change measures, Kyoto Protocol and EU Emissions Trading System compliance.