Jane Rovins


CEO, Disaster Reduction and Resilience Solutions, Ltd/Senior Lecturer, Massey University

For over 20 years through 50+ countries Dr. Rovins has developed an expertise in international disaster risk management and response; training; and policy development. She is CEO of Disaster Reduction & Resilience Solutions, Ltd (Hong Kong) and a Senior Lecturer at Massey University (New Zealand). DRR Solutions provides practical, science-based solutions to disaster risk management and climate change programs and projects. Her recent work includes developing the ASEAN Standards and Certification for Experts in Disaster Management (ASCEND) Framework, the National Disaster Response Framework (NDRF) for Indonesia and outreach materials for ASEAN Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Programme, among others. She has received distinguished awards including induction into the International Women in Emergency Management Hall of Fame; the Innolec Lectureship in Disaster Risk Reduction from the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University (Czech Republic), among others. Dr. Rovins is a leader in several prominent organizations including co-chairing the WMO Working Group on Societal and Economic Research Applications.