Ian Wilderspin is an expert in disaster risk reduction and disaster management, with over 20 years’ experience of humanitarian work and emergency response, including community-based disaster risk management. Over these years Ian has developed areas of expertise in coordination, cooperation, partnerships, knowledge sharing and capacity building. Ian has worked for a broad range of agencies in the field of disaster response and management, including the UNDP, the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), DFID and a range of international NGOs as well as a long standing position at the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Ian also holds a PhD. He led a team for Aguaconsult’s evaluation of ECHO’s DRR Mainstreaming, managed the evaluation of DIPECHO programmes in South East Asia and has extensive field experience of humanitarian response in. Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand, Uganda with a special focus on South and South East Asia. Ian’s most recent position has been a Senior Delegate advising on climate change adaption and disaster risk reduction at American Red Cross.