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Dr Robert Glasser

Visiting Fellow

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Disaster Risk Reduction


Dr Robert Glasser is the former Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

He was appointed as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction in January 2016.

Prior to his UN service, from 2008, Dr. Glasser was the Secretary General of CARE International, a major non-governmental humanitarian organisation, active in over 80 countries. From 2003-2007, Dr Glasser was the Chief Executive of CARE Australia. Prior to joining CARE, he was Assistant Director General at the Australian Agency for International Development.