Meet Our Experts

USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) has a team of humanitarian professionals, policy advisors, and technical experts who help save lives around the world. Learn more about their work by clicking on the sectors below and by meeting a new member of USAID/OFDA’s team. ​​


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Sezin Tokar is ​USAID/ OFDA’s hydrometeorological hazards advisor. Since 2001, Sezin has been tracking some of the biggest storms, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2011 Japan tsunami, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Not only does she use her expertise to help advise on our disaster response efforts, she also helps other countries prepare for disasters. One way she does this is by helping countries put flash-flood guidance systems in place to move people out of harm’s way. This year, Sezin is vital to ​USAID/ OFDA’s efforts to work with our partners and people around the world to brace for the impacts of El Niño.

In addition, USAID/OFDA works to improve safety and security within the humanitarian community, especially since our disaster experts and partners frequently operate in some of the most insecure countries around the world. The Safety and Security Update has more about how USAID/OFDA enables disaster response while minimizing the risk to humanitarians.

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Last updated: December 07, 2015

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