Katie Peters

– Member of the Steering Group for the ISC project ‘Review of Hazards Definition and Classification’

Katie Peters is a disaster risk reduction (DRR) expert with over 20 years experience across the globe. Katie specializes in the intersection of DRR, climate change and fragility, conflict and violence (FCV). She is affiliated to ODI, the World Bank, and the University of Cambridge. Her experience includes co-leading the Disaster-FCV Nexus programme for GFDRR, integrating risk analytics into World Bank processes such as Risk and Resilience Assessments, post-disaster damage and needs assessments, and the design and delivery of grant and lending operations. Katie previously worked for 10 years at ODI as a Senior Research Fellow and prior to that, with the Institute of Development Studies, CARE UK and Saferworld. Katie has led multi-disciplinary research teams, authored over 60 publications, is a Founding Board Member of the Environmental Peacebuilding Association.

Katie specializes in qualitative research methods and has conducted fieldwork in over 17 countries. She worked as Principle Researcher and lead Technical Advisor supporting the governments of UK, Australia, Germany, Switzerland and Japan. Katie has designed and managed research collaborations with an extensive range of UN agencies, international development banks, and was Deputy Director of a £120 million Knowledge Management Consortium working with over 120 non-governmental organisations.

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