Specialist in disaster risk reduction
Paul Venton has worked with teams around the world in some of the poorest and most disaster prone communities, supporting efforts that strengthen people’s resilience in the face of hard times. Adaptation to the impacts of climate change is a critical part of his work. Paul is especially enthusiastic about nature-based resilience building solutions.
Paul has 15 years experience as a specialist in disaster risk reduction. Since 2006 he has worked as a freelance consultant with international donors, UN agencies, the World Bank, national governments, NGOs, the Red Cross, research institutes, river basin organisations and others. Prior to this he began his career in disaster risk reduction with Tearfund, a leading UK charity. He has an action-research based PhD in disaster risk reduction from Cranfield University in the UK.