Programme Officer, UNDRR
Mutarika, often known as Mai, joined UNDRR in September 2017 as a Programme Officer of the Global Education and Training Institute (GETI) based in Incheon, Republic of Korea. She is responsible for capacity building programmes in the areas of risk reduction and resilience building and the use of tools to enhance planning capacity for disaster risk reduction (DRR), particularly at the local level. She also serves as a global coordinator of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign, managing and monitoring pilot projects, and collaborating with various partners on resilient cities.
Previously, she worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Thailand focusing on capacity building of national and sub-national governments in mainstreaming DRR in sustainable development and was a key player in strengthening multi-stakeholder partnership in DRR. She is an author and editor of various publications on DRR with vast experience in training facilitation and curriculum development, serving clients in more than 25 countries globally.
Mutarika obtained her first degree in Economics from Thammasat University, Thailand, and completed her Masters and Ph.D. in Organizational Development from Kyoto University, Japan.