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Zuzana Stanton-Geddes

Disaster Risk Management Specialist

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Zuzana Stanton-Geddes is a Disaster Risk Management Specialist with the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region, leading and co-leading regional and country-specific projects in Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, and Romania. Zuzana has over 10 years of experience working on development projects and analytics related to urban resilience, critical infrastructure, seismic and flood risk management, and post-disaster recovery. While working in the East Asia and the Pacific region (2010-2020), Zuzana has worked on countries including Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Indonesia, and China. At the World Bank, Zuzana has led and contributed to several analytics including Strong, Safe, and Resilient: A Strategic Policy Guide for Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific; Building Urban Resilience: Principles, Tools and Practice; as well as analytics focusing on urban heat island effects, gender and disaster risk management, and resilient transport. Prior work experience include Acción Emprendedora in Chile, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the European Commission Representation to Germany, and IBM. A native of Slovakia, Zuzana holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Master’s degree in European Studies from the Humboldt University in Berlin, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cambridge.