Disaster Risk Management Specialist
Zuzana is a Disaster Risk Management Specialist at the World Bank East Asia and Pacific Disaster Risk Management Team where, since 2010, she has worked on projects related urban resilience, flood risk management, and disaster risk financing. Her country experience includes Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam and the Philippines. Zuzana is the co-author and co-editor of Strong, Safe, and Resilient: A Strategic Policy Guide for Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific (2013); Building Urban Resilience: Principles, Tools and Practice (2013), and other World Bank publications. Prior to joining the World Bank, she worked at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Berlin, the European Commission Representation to Germany, and IBM. Zuzana also worked as a researcher for Acción Emprendedora in Chile, and the Center for Transatlantic Relations in Washington DC. A native of Slovakia, she holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs 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.