Regional Coordinators

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:

Optional activities include: 

To find out more and discuss becoming a Regional Coordinator, please email Mr. Julian Coetzee, Deputy Operations Coordinator. 

Regional Coordinators March 2023 – February 2025

Mr. K.G. Mahendra Jagath

Assistant Director at the Emergency Operation Division of the Disaster Management Center (DMC) in Colombo, Sri Lanka.


Mr. Daniel Mendez

Risk, crisis and disaster manager with over 20 years of experience and consultant for UNICEF Belize.

Dr. Azukaego Nnaji

A public health research specialist, Lead Consultant at JEBEHACH, Nigeria.

Dr. Edris Alam

Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Chittagong University (CU), Bangladesh.

Mr. Krishna Clarke

Risk Analyst, Caribbean Development Bank, Barbados.

Mr. Dillip Pattanaik

Executive Director of Orissa State Volunteers and Social Workers Association (OSVSWA), Bhubaneswar, India.


Dr. Yazidhi Bamutaze

Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Geo-Informatics and Climatic Sciences (GGCS), Makerere University, Uganda.

Dr. Fatima Akter

Assistant Professor in the Department of Meteorology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Ms. Shaiza Khawaja

Lecturer, School of Governance and Society – Centre for Disaster Management,
University of Management and Technology (UMT), Pakistan.

Ms. Anuradha

Co-founder and Program Manager at Doers, India

Dr. Netrananda Sahu
An Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

Dr. Inshah Malik
An Independent Researcher and a Visiting Professor at the University of Washington




Regional Coordinators March 2021 – February 2023

To find out about the previous Regional Coordinators, please click here