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. Inshah Malik
Associate Professor, Politics and International Relations, New Vision University, Georgia



Mr. Snehendu Koner

The Head of Business Development and Strategy at CliniMed LifeSciences in India.   



Dr. Jebunnessa Chapola

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina, SK, Canada.


Ranjan Datta, PhD

Canada Research Chair in Community Disaster Research and Assistant Professor at Indigenous Studies, Department of Humanities, Mount Royal University, Calgary. Alberta, Canada.


Muhammad Ferdaus

Program coordinator and lecturer of the Postgraduate Programs in Disaster Management, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Ranjit Mahalik

A passionate social development management professional in India



Rohan Cooray

A practitioner in climate risk and disaster management, based in Sri Lanka

Regional Coordinators March 2021 – February 2023

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