Out of the rubble: recovering from the Nepalese earthquake

Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre
Image by David Munoz, World Vision

Event details


Date & time

Thursday 27 August 2015


Acton Theatre, Level 1, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Ms Liz Satow, National Director, World Vision International Nepal.


Macarena Rojas
6125 7922

What was it like on the ground during the Nepalese earthquake? Liz Satow coordinated the entire NGO response to the Nepalese earthquake and had some incredible insights.

World Vision Nepal’s National Director Liz Satow shared her experience of the 2015 earthquakes and how World Vision has been working with communities, the Government, and other NGOs to restore services. She talked about the challenge of quickly switching the focus from long-term development activities into short-term relief operations and then planning for the transition back to development activities again.

Liz Satow has held positions as Relief Coordinator and Security Officer for World Vision Jerusalem/West Bank/Gaza and Consultant for the World Vision Pacific Development Group. In 2006, Liz joined World Vision’s Global Rapid Response Team (GRRT), where she responded to major disasters for over six years. Following the GRRT, Liz took on the role of the Humanitarian Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor for the Asia Pacific Region in World Vision. She has held her current position as World Vision Country Director for Nepal since July 2014.

This public lecture was presented by the Development Policy Centre at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.

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