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Jenty Kirsch-Wood is the Head of the Global Risk Analysis and Reporting Section in UNDRR. Previously she served as UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Kyrgyzstan and advised the Viet Nam and Nepal Governments on climate change and disaster resilience issues. She also served as OCHA’s climate and disaster policy focal point. She has nearly 20 years’ experience working with UN agencies and non-governmental organisations in Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kenya and Somalia.

Jenty holds a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard University.

She lives in Geneva by her husband and their two children aged 14 and 10.

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