Dr Peter Rehwinkel - International Disaster & Crisis Management


Dr Peter Rehwinkel was Member of Parliament, Senator and Mayor in the Netherlands. He left the City of Groningen to fully commit himself to international disaster and crisis management. He headed several international and national delegations on crisis response and recovery.

Dr Peter Rehwinkel is one of the World's most sought after International Disaster and Crisis Management Experts. He is the author of the book Manage You’re Next CRISIS! A Must for Cities and Industries, former MP/Senator/Mayor, has headed several national and international delegations on disaster response and recovery and was involved with the World Bank, UN-agencies like UNOCHA, UNISDR, UNDP and UN-Habitat, USAID, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the European Commission.

He delivers a fascinating speech on crisis management and provides essential tips. Corporate sector, governments and organizations have shown keen interest already in the Golden Rules Peter Rehwinkel provides to fight crisis. Peter makes use of stories to remember, incorporates humour in his speeches and complements words with visual aids. He is also a sought after speaker on government law and royalty.

He will speak you about crisis management competencies so you can carry out your responsibilities calmly, professionally and effectively when a crisis hits.


Soosaipillai Karunakaran – DRR Expert


Currently Deputy Director, Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan. Karuna is a development professional in Disaster Management and Emergency Operation.  He has been working as a consultant in the area of project cycle management, and disaster management for many years. He has just completed his M.Sc. in Disaster Management having graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.  He also has a Postgraduate degree in business management from University of Colombo.  Karuna has extensive and recent experience in managing natural and human induced disasters, emergencies and other development work.


Miriam Lindwer - Senior International Consultant


Miriam is a senior international consultant and trainer from the Netherlands with extensive work experience in the South Asia region, especially in Nepal where she lived for more than 10 years.  Her areas of expertise include Result Based Management, Leadership, Human Resource Management and qualitative evaluation methodologies.  She also has experience in Community Based Disaster Risk Management and Counselling.



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