Speakers

Speakers at Resilient Cities 2018

Resilient Cities is very pleased to present an overview of some of our speakers at the conference in 2018. In the variety of plenaries, workshops, discussions, presentations and panels, they help spread the word about urban resilience and share their knowledge and experiences. If you want to know more about a speaker, just click on the name and the biography will show up.

Speakers of the Opening and Closing Plenary

Yunus Arikan

Head of ICLEI Global Policy and Advocacy, ICLEI World Secretariat, Bonn, Germany

Peter Head

Founder and CEO, Resilience Brokers, Ecological Sequestration Trust, London, UK

Patricia Espinosa

Executive Secretary UN Climate Change

Monika Zimmermann

Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI World Secretariat

Michael Glotz-Richter

Senior Project Manager for Sustainable Mobility, Senate Department for Environment, Urban Development and Transport, City-state of Bremen, Germany

Ina Schieferdecker

Director of Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin - Professor for Quality Engineering of Open Distributed Systems at the Technical University Berlin

Gino Van Begin

Secretary General of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

David Stevens

Head of Bonn Office, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

David Jácome Polit

Chief Resilience Officer, Quito, Ecuador

Dakota Fisher

Resilience Program Analyst, Office of Community Development – Disaster Recovery Unit, State of Louisiana, USA

Ashok Sridharan

Mayor of Bonn, Germany / ICLEI First Vice President

A - D

Yunus Arikan

Head of ICLEI Global Policy and Advocacy, ICLEI World Secretariat, Bonn, Germany

Thomas Arnoldt

Senior Manager Structuring, Munich Re, Munich, Germany

Philip Briscoe

Chief Operating Officer, Rezatec, Didcot, UK

Peter Bosch

Coordinator, The Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research (TNO), Utrecht, Netherlands

Paul Argyle

Multi-Agency Strategic Advisor to the Mayor & Deputy Mayor / Chair – Greater Manchester Resilience Forum, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, UK

Miriam Badino

Senior Project Officer, Low Carbon Cities, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (World Secretariat), Bonn, Germany

Maria Olanda Bata

Chief of Party, Coastal Cities Adaptation Project (CCAP), Maputo, Mozambique

Jessica Barlow

Executive Director of the Center for Regional Sustainability, San Diego State University, USA

EDUARDO M. BISQUERA, JR.

Assistant City Environment and Natural Resources Officer, City Government of Zamboanga, Philippines

E - H

Peter Head

Founder and CEO, Resilience Brokers, Ecological Sequestration Trust, London, UK

Michael Glotz-Richter

Senior Project Manager for Sustainable Mobility, Senate Department for Environment, Urban Development and Transport, City-state of Bremen, Germany

Matt Elis

Coordinator, North West Climate Change Adaptation, Environment Agency, Warrington, UK

Maarten Hajer

Maarten Hajer, Distinguished Professor of Urban Futures, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands

Jonathan Hughes

Global Councillor 2016-2020 of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Chair, IUCN Urban Alliance, Edinburgh, UK

Jisun Hwang

Senior Climate Advocacy and Policy Officer, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (World Secretariat), Bonn, Germany

Efrén Feliu

Climate Change Manager, Tecnalia, Bizkaia, Spain

Dakota Fisher

Resilience Program Analyst, Office of Community Development – Disaster Recovery Unit, State of Louisiana, USA

I - L

Thomas Kemper

Scientific/Technical Officer and Project Lead, Global Human Settlements Layer (GHSL), JRC European Commission, Varese, Italy

Matthew Lynch

Vice President of Global Partnerships & Initiatives at the World Council on City Data, Toronto, Canada

Jong Geon Kim

Director General for Air Quality, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Korea

Ewa Jackson

Managing Director, ICLEI Canada, Toronto, Canada (recorded talk)

Daniel Lückerath

Researcher, Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems (IAIS), Sankt Augustin, Germany

M - P

Stephen Passmore

Technology Director and Resilience.io Platform Lead, Resilience Brokers, Ecological Sequestration Trust, London, UK

Sean O’Donoghue

Head of Climate Change Adaptation Branch, eThekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa

Roman Mendle

Smart Cities Program Manager, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (World Secretariat), Bonn, Germany

Rob Melnick

Executive Director, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, USA

Marc Paganini

Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes, European Space Agency (ESA), Paris, France

Edna Odhiambo 

Lecturer, School of Law, University of Nairobi, Kenya

David Jácome Polit

Chief Resilience Officer, Quito, Ecuador

Albert Nieuwenhuijs

Senior Researcher, The Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research (TNO), Utrecht, Netherlands

Q - T

Thomas Stasch

Head of Information-Security and civitec-CERT, Siegburg, Germany; Lecturer of Information Security, Wilhelm-Büchner-University of Applied Sciences, Darmstadt; and CEO of the ProKoSi GbR

Steven Ramage

Head of External Relations; Group on Earth Observations (GEO), Geneva, Switzerland

Pourya Salehi

Urban Research Team, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (World Secretariat), Bonn, Germany

Jessica Seddon

Director, Integrated Urban Strategy, World Resources Institute (WRI), Washington, DC, USA

Ina Schieferdecker

Director of Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin - Professor for Quality Engineering of Open Distributed Systems at the Technical University Berlin

Guido Santini

Program Coordinator, Food for the Cities, UN-FAO, Rome, Italy

Gilbert Siame

Director of the Centre for Urban Research and Planning, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia

Eva Streberová

Climate Adaptation Expert, Chief Architect Office, Bratislava, Slovakia

David Stevens

Head of Bonn Office, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

David Simon

Director, Mistra Urban Futures, Gothenburg / Professor of Development Geography, University of London

Ashok Sridharan

Mayor of Bonn, Germany / ICLEI First Vice President

Andrew Simmons

Director of Research, Resilience Brokers, Ecological Sequestration Trust, London, UK

U - Z

Monika Zimmermann

Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI World Secretariat

Gino Van Begin

Secretary General of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Maryke van Staden

Director of the Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting (carbonn Center) and Manager of ICLEI’s Low Carbon City Agenda

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