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Shesh Kafle

  • M.S., MPA, B.Sc. (Forestry)
  • Disaster Risk Reduction Delegate
  • German Red Cross, Philippines
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Shesh Kafle has more than 20 years’ of professional experience in the program design, planning, implementation, coordination and monitoring & evaluation of disaster risk reduction, early warning system and organizational development programs in the South and Southeast Asia. Has strong technical background in program design of Community Based Disaster risk Reduction (CBDRR) programs, institutional capacity building of local government authorizes and host Red Cross and Red Crescent (RCRC) partners, formulation of strategic plan for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, strengthening of multi-hazard early warning systems, risk assessment, training facilitation, curriculum development, hazard-specific risk mitigation and integrating CBDRR into government policy and planning. Holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Risk Assessment, an MPA (Master’s in Public Administration) with first class first position, and a B.Sc. (Forestry) degree. Published numerous research articles on community based disaster risk reduction, community resilience, flood risk management, forest fire studies, integrating CBDRR into government policy and programming, including a book titled “Community Based disaster Risk Management for Local Authorities”. Has gained extensive work experiences with reputed organizations such as International Development Research centre (IDRC), UNDP, DIPECHO, Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC) and Canadian Red Cross (CRC) in the South and South East Asia.

Recent publications

  • Flood Early Warning Systems in Nepal

  • shesh-kafle-community-resilience


Professional experience

Disaster Risk Reduction Delegate

German Red Cross, Philippines

January 2016 - Present

Disaster Management Coordinator, Pakistan delegation

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent

April 2014 - December 2015(2 years)

Disaster Management Program Coodinator

Canadian Red Cross Myanmar delegation

September 2012 - April 2014(2 years)

Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist

Canadian Red Cross (Asia)

July 2011 - September 2012(a year)

Disaster Risk Reduction Delegate (Sri Lanka, Maldives & India)

Canadian Red Cross

January 2010 - September 2011(2 years)

Disaster Risk Reduction Delegate (Indonesia)

Canadian Red Cross

May 2006 - December 2009(4 years)

Training Manager

Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC)

April 2005 - May 2006(a year)

Regional Development Advisor

United Nations Development Program, LGP/PDDP

July 1997 - September 2003(6 years)


Masters of Science in Environmental Risk Assessment (MS ERA)

Chiang Mai University, Thailand

April 1995 - May 1997(2 years)

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

February 1993 - February 1995(2 years)

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