Andrew Maskrey

Risk Nexus Initiative

Andrew Maskrey is Coordinator of the Risk Nexus Initiative, and has also worked as advisor to the Reconstruction Authority (ARCC) of the Government of Peru and to the Global Centre for Disaster Statistics (GCDS), Japan.

At UNISDR he directed the UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR). He coordinated five editions of the GAR, including the development of the innovative Global Risk Model. He was also a lead author of the Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

He has been the Chief of the Disaster Reduction Unit at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and General Coordinator of the Network for Social Studies on Disaster Prevention in Latin America: LA RED. He has worked for the Instituto Nacional de Desarrollo Urbano (INADUR), the Centro de Estudios y Prevencion de Desastres (PREDES) and the Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG), and has written extensively in both Spanish and English.He holds postgraduate degrees in urban and regional planning and in geographical information systems.