The ADN Regional Coordinator (RC) role is a voluntary commitment for a two year period. The responsibilities of the RC are currently flexible and takes into consideration the individual’s expertise, capacity, and region. There are two types of responsibilities: Compulsory and Optional.
Compulsory activities include:
- The annual celebration of the International Awareness Day for Avoidable Deaths (IAD4AD) on 12 March
- Annual Report
- Annual General Meeting
Optional activities include:
- Launch an ADN Country Chapter
- Networking and development
- Promoting monthly accountable talks of avoidable deaths
- Promoting future leaders for avoidable deaths by engaging with graduate and post-graduate students
- Promoting junior champions for avoidable deaths by engaging with primary and higher secondary schools
- Any other activities
To find out more and discuss becoming a Regional Coordinator, please email Mr. Julian Coetzee, Deputy Operations Coordinator.
Regional Coordinators March 2023 – February 2025
Assistant Director at the Emergency Operation Division of the Disaster Management Center (DMC) in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Risk, crisis and disaster manager with over 20 years of experience and consultant for UNICEF Belize.
A public health research specialist, Lead Consultant at JEBEHACH, Nigeria.
Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Chittagong University (CU), Bangladesh.
Risk Analyst, Caribbean Development Bank, Barbados.
Executive Director of Orissa State Volunteers and Social Workers Association (OSVSWA), Bhubaneswar, India.
Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Geo-Informatics and Climatic Sciences (GGCS), Makerere University, Uganda.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Meteorology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Lecturer, School of Governance and Society – Centre for Disaster Management,
University of Management and Technology (UMT), Pakistan.
Co-founder and Program Manager at Doers, India
Dr. Inshah Malik
Associate Professor, Politics and International Relations, New Vision University, Georgia
The Head of Business Development and Strategy at CliniMed LifeSciences in India.
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina, SK, Canada.
Canada Research Chair in Community Disaster Research and Assistant Professor at Indigenous Studies, Department of Humanities, Mount Royal University, Calgary. Alberta, Canada.
Program coordinator and lecturer of the Postgraduate Programs in Disaster Management, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
A passionate social development management professional in India
A practitioner in climate risk and disaster management, based in Sri Lanka
Senior Professor in the Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
To find out about the previous Regional Coordinators, please click here.