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Independent experts nominated by country party

Nina Koksalan

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Agricultural sciences
Political sciences
Social sciences
Thematic Areas
Climate change
Disaster risk management
Extreme events
Food security
Integrated natural resources management
Livelihood analysis
Monitoring and assessment
Natural hazards
Policy analysis
Risk assessment
Rural development
Social resilience
Sustainable agriculture
Sustainable development
UN languages spoken



Geographical Focus
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
European Union
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Palestine, State of
Job function
National Focal Point for the Sendai Framework
Sendai Framework
Telephone number
Work experience
10 years of working experience in the field of disaster risk management (DRM), climate change adaptation (CCA), and resilience in research institutions, the UN, and governments. Developed, technically supported and led several projects on mainstreaming DRM/CCA/resilience in the agriculture sector at regional, national, subnational and local level. Advisory in programme and strategic planning on resilience building, with international organizations and governments at international, national, subnational level. Developed and contributed to several technical tools in DRM/CCA/resilience in the agriculture sector, including gender sensitive approaches. Capacity needs assessment and institutional analysis for DRM/CCA. Facilitation of multistakeholder planning processes for DRM/CCA. Comprehensive DRM/CCA (e.g. linking risk analysis, capacity development, awareness raising, good practices etc.); Participatory appraisal tools; Risk data/disaster loss documentation/monitoring; Implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR in coherence with other agendas
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
M.A. Geography, Philosophy, Sociology, Art History (Universität zu Köln 2010), Post graduate specifications in Climate, Energy and Food Security und Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (UNU 2011)
Publication titles
1. Disaster risk reduction and climate smart agriculture- Module of the Climate Smart
Agriculture Sourcebook, FAO, 2016.
2. Impact of disasters on agriculture and food security (Reviewer/Contribution), FAO, 2015.
3. Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into Agriculture (contributing author) - In: Environment and Natural Resources Management Series No. 20, FAO, 2013.
4. Climate Change and smallholder farmers - In: Internationale Politik, 2013.
5. Local agricultural solutions for global food security - In: Diplomatisches Magazin, 2012.
Other activities
1. Leadership training
2. Training in Capacity assessment for DRM
3. Security training in crisis regions
4. Training on successful negotiation to a win-win result
5. Training in capacity development facilitation in a multi-stakeholder context
1. Member of National Advisory Council: Memorandum for Urban Resilience (2020/2021)
2. Awardee of the Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs (2011/2012)
3. Awardee of the German Academic Exchange Service (2007/2008/2009)
Organisation name
Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance
Organisation street address
Provinzialstrasse 93
Organisation city
Organisation post code
Organisation country