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Swarna Kazi

Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist

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Swarna Kazi is a Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist at the World Bank and the Bangladesh Focal Point for the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR).  Swarna is responsible for strengthening country partnerships and leading operations and analytics to advance the disaster risk management and climate change agenda in Bangladesh. Swarna has worked with the World Bank for over 10 years, joining initially in 2002.
Prior to her current position at the World Bank, Swarna was based in London and working as an Evidence and Policy Advisor in the United Kingdom Government Ministerial Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). At DEFRA, Swarna was responsible for the strategic guidance on enabling evidence based policy formulation.  Swarna has also been an Independent Researcher, affiliated with a number of organizations, consulting on issues relating to disaster risk management, climate change, and integrated water resources management.
Swarna holds a Masters in Science in Water Science, Policy, and Management from the University of Oxford (Christ Church College), she completed the coursework (only) for a Masters in Science in Water Resources Development from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and she has a Bachelors in Science in Environmental Studies with a minor in Economics from North South University.