Sage Team and Collaborators

Sahar Safaie,

Founder and Principal Consultant

Sahar is the founder and principal consultant at Sage on Earth Consulting Ltd., operating from Vancouver, Canada. She specializes in disaster risk assessment and disaster risk management with more than fifteen years of experience in public and private sector internationally.


Equipped with a strong technical background and years of exposure to policy and governance challenges of disaster risk management in different countries, Sahar has a solid understanding of the critical components of disaster risk management. The main areas of her expertise are multi-hazard risk assessment, risk data management, use of risk information in DRR decision making and design of actions, developing disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies and linkages with climate change adaptation and sustainable development.


Her talent in strategic analysis of complex systems and developing consensus-based solutions has always been recognized and utilized by her past employers and clients.  She is a strong communicator with a passion for people and a natural in building relationships based on trust and harmony.

One of her recent projects, while employed at UNISDR, is the "Words into Action Guidelines on National Disaster Risk Assessment". Sahar designed the scope and structure of the guideline, managed the process, including close interaction with more than 100 international experts, and co-authored the main body, which is policy guidance on the process of designing and managing a national risk assessment.