Erdem Ergin

Expert of disaster and risk management

Erdem Ergin is a disaster risk management specialist consulting for the World Bank and the private sector. He also teaches at University of Tor Vergata, Italy, on DRM. His focus is on urban resilience, in particular critical infrastructure and business continuity planning, on which he currently leads several projects. Prior to moving to Turkey (2014), he worked for 12 years in the US, Haiti, Jamaica, Niger and Burkina Faso in preparedness and response, strategy and fund raising, project design and implementation. He took part in response operations and post-disaster need assessment and reconstruction planning following several large scale disasters (1999 Marmara Earthquake, 2004 Hurricane Jeanne, 2008 Hurricane Gustav & Hanna, 2010 Haiti Earthquake, 2014 Balkan floods). His most current projects include: climate impact study on thermal power plants, energy/logistic critical infrastructure risk assessment, business continuity planning for industrial lifeline utilities. He brings a unique perspective combining DRM with systems theory and design thinking. Native of Turkey, he holds a Master Degree in Disaster Risk Management /Systems Engineering from George Washington University and another one on Risk & Resilience/ Design Studies from the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University.

Department of Economics and Finance
University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Via Columbia 2, 00133 Roma

Prof. Gustavo Piga

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