Scientific Program Committee - Jane Rovins

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Dr Jane E. Rovins, CEM, FPEM is Executive Director for Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR). Previously, she worked in the public and private sectors promoting risk reduction, mitigation planning and providing emergency management training; was a Professor for American Military University in the Emergency and Disaster Management Department; and as a consultant for emergency and disaster management groups throughout Asia, Latin America and Africa. Her specialties are disaster risk reduction, programme management, planning, organizational development and education. She is Scholarship Commission Chairman and Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) Commission Chair for Asia/Oceania for the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), was President of the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association, and is a member of numerous emergency management organizations. She holds a PhD in International Development (Tulane University Law School) and a Master’s degree in International Health and Complex Emergencies (Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine).