- Robert Luzolanu Mavema, Ministre provincial en charge des Travaux publics et des Infrastructures, DRC
- Emanuele Strano, Geospatial consultant, Worldbank
- Alvina Erman, GFDRR / World Bank
- Olaf Veerman, DevSeed
- Xavier Espinet Alegre, Transport GP / SURR GP
- Moderator: Laurent Corroyer, World Bank
Thursday November 21, 10:30 – 12:00, Room 4
The objective of this session is to introduce and debate a set of existing and emerging methodologies to support decision making and prioritize resilient road infrastructure investments. Speakers are also highly looking forward to hearing back from the audience and better understand the range of needs and priorities they experienced under time and budget constraints.
Robert Luzolanu Mavema, Ministre provincial en charge des Travaux publics et des Infrastructures, RDC
Emanuele Strano est architecte, urbaniste, diplômé de l’Ecole Polytechnique de Milan et de l’Université de Strathclyde. Il a obtenu un doctorat en génie de l’environnement à l’EPFL et une formation postdoctorale au MIT (Département Génie Civil et Environnemental) et au DLR (Centre d’observation de la Terre). Strano couvre la télédétection urbaine, les réseaux spatiaux complexes, les statistiques spatiales, l’épidémiologie spatiale et l’économie urbaine. Son objectif principal est de découvrir les relations entre les dynamiques urbaine et le développement socio-économique.
Alvina Erman is an Economist at the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) at the World Bank. Since joining the World Bank in 2013, Alvina has worked in East, West and Southern Africa, South America and the Caribbean. Her research at GFDRR focuses primarily on the link between disaster risk, poverty and gender. She specializes in household and firm survey analysis. In 2019, GFDRR published the report « Lifelines – The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity « for which she conducted analysis on the impact of infrastructure disruptions on households and firms. She holds a master’s degree in Economics.
Olaf Veerman leads out project strategy and implementation through the full project cycle. Before joining Development Seed, Olaf lived throughout Latin America where he worked with civil society organizations to create social impact through the use of technology. He came over from Flipside, the Lisbon based organization he founded after returning to Portugal from his last stay in the Southern hemisphere. Olaf is fluent in English, Dutch, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Xavier Espinet Alegre is a transport and climate change consultant for the Transport GP and SURR GP. He assists project teams developing robust analytics to facilitate decision making of transport investments under uncertainty associated with climate and disasters. He has worked across a range of countries including Mozambique, Vietnam, Sierra Leone, Albania and Cambodia among other. Xavier Espinet holds a civil engineering degree from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya and a PhD in civil systems from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Laurent Corroyer Laurent Corroyer is an Urban Resilience Specialist at the World Bank. He has been working in North and West Africa, the Caribbean and South East Asia. He has over 10 years of professional experience in urban resilience, disaster risk management, transport resilience, territorial planning strategies, ecological planning and design, solid waste management, mapping and geospatial analysis.
He holds master’s degrees in civil engineering, architecture and design studies, and is currently completing a PhD in City and Regional Planning.
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