Sahar Safaie, Founder and Principal Consultant

Professional Experience

Past employers include:

  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), Switzerland

  • Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation, Italy

  • The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) at The World Bank, US

  • Risk Management Solutions (RMS), US

  • Klohn Crippen Berger (KCB), Canada

Public Appearances and Contributions

  • CRHNet Symposium. 2019. Presenter on the DRR Pathways Project

    • ​Every year the Canadian Risk and Hazards Network (CRHNet) invites practitioners and academics engaged in disaster risk reduction to present their ideas, findings, and solutions. Sahar presented her Disaster Risk Reduction Pathways Project.

  • CERG-C program. University of Geneva. 2019. 

    • The CERG-C (Specialization certificate for the assessment and management of geological and climate related risk) is an annual seminar sponsored by the University of Geneva in collaboration with multiple institutions who are engaged in disaster risk management, environmental academia, and natural hazards.

  • Medellin, Colombia, Disaster Risk Management Conference. October 2019

  • Royal Roads University Session on Stakeholders Role in Risk and DRR. 2019

  • Understanding Risk BC (URBC) Symposium. 2018.  

    • This URBC symposium brought together engineers, planners, academics, and other interdisciplinary groups to discuss and share perspectives on the future hazards of climate change. ​

  • UR Mexico Chairing UNISDR Session. 2018.

    • Sahar chaired ​this United Nation's Disaster Risk Reduction session that brought together more than 1,050 representatives from 101 countries and 550+ organizations to discuss the creation, communication, and use of disaster risk information.

  • UNISDR GRAF Technical Expert Group meeting November 2017 (attendee)

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