Hideaki Hamada is a senior financial sector specialist in the Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program of the World Bank Group (WBG) in Washington D.C. He is in charge of technical assistance and lending operations in Southeast Asian countries and Pacific Island Countries to enhance financial resilience against disaster risks. He supports the discussion in ASEAN+3 Finance Minister process to develop a regional disaster risk insurance pool, Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Insurance Facility (SEADRIF). Prior to joining the WBG, he was Deputy Director of Multilateral Development Banks Division of the Ministry of Finance in Japan, contributing to the IDA18 replenishment negotiation and international discussion on WBG policy to mainstream disaster risk management. Within ten years experiences in the Government of Japan, he was involved in supervision of insurance companies and fiscal planning. Hideaki obtained Master’s degree of Public Administration at Columbia University in New York and B.A. from University of Tokyo.
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