Frank Thomalla

Senior Research Fellow

Frank Thomalla is a Senior Research Fellow in SEI's Asia Centre, where he leads the Research Cluster on Reducing Disaster Risk and co-leads the SEI Initiative on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk.

People hanging washing in informal settlement

A Framework for transforming the relationship between development and disaster risk

Part of the IRDR working paper series, this paper lays out a framework for transforming the relationship between development and disaster risk.

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Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Transforming Development and Disaster Risk

The article brings together learning on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk by a SEI Initiative funded by Sida.

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Earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Photo: Sonny Inbaraj

Adaptive governance as a catalyst for transforming the relationship between development and disaster risk through the Sendai Framework

This paper investigates the importance of adaptive governance for disaster risk reduction and explores the transformations needed to achieve equitable, resilient, and sustainable development.

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Residents repair a damaged bridge in Lao PDR

TDDR at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

SEI's initiative on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk (TDDR) outcomes from the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held from 22-26 May, in Cancun, Mexico.

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Roof repair/installation

The Sendai Framework: A catalyst for the transformation of disaster risk reduction?

This discussion brief examines how elements of adaptive governance appear in the Sendai Framework, and how they might support transformative change in DRR.

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Transforming disaster risk reduction

This article highlights key areas where efforts to reduce the underlying causes/drivers of vulnerability and risk need to be improved to create more inclusive, equitable and sustainable development.

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Frank is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Disasters and Climate Change

Generating knowledge to integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) with equitable, sustainable and resilient development, recognizing that development and DRR are interlinked.  
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