Sharing knowledge for seismic shifts in disaster risk reduction

The greatest strides in reducing risks associated with disasters require knowledge sharing across implementers, experts and — most importantly — communities, write the Overseas Development Institute's Louise Ball and John Young in this guest commentary.

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About the authors

  • Louise Ball

    Louise Ball is communications officer for the research and policy in development program at the Overseas Development Institute. She has expertise in not-for-profit communications, including strategic development, publication management, social media and digital communications.
  • John Young

    John Young is head of the research and policy in development program at the Overseas Development Institute. He leads work on monitoring and evaluating complex projects, particularly in the field of policy influence and advocacy, exploring transdisciplinary approaches to research and understanding and promoting evaluation use and research uptake.