Zenaida Willison

Independent Representative Photo: Geoff Crawford

Independent Representative

  • President, Center for Disaster Preparedness, Phillippines
  • Advisory Board, Partners for Resilience
  • Board Member, Adventist Development and Relief Agency- International and Asia
  • UNISDR member of Advisory Board on Local Actors for the ISDR Asia Partnership

Zen is now an independent consultant on disasters and development. She worked with the United Nations Development Programme as DRR Advisor and Project Manager on Global Facility for Community Based DRR under the then Special Unit for South- South Cooperation. Prior to that she was Director for Training and Education of the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre for years. She also co-founded the Centre for Disaster Preparedness Foundation. Her work also involved cooperative organising at the village level and advocacy on community concerns and DRR at the national, regional and global levels. Her work is recognised at various levels such as the "Gawad Kalasag”, highest national award on DRR in the Philippines, 'Gender and Disaster award given by the Mary Fran Myers and more recently a finalist in the Sasakawa award.

Join GNDR as a member


Phones: +44 208 977 7726 | 1833 

Email: info@gndr.org

Social Media

Our Supporters

European Commission words under blue flag with yellow stars    
usaidhorizontal small
UK Government logos 2012 UK AID    australian aid blue and red
2020.02.21 SDC Logo

GIZ on behalfof BMZ
Sverige Sweden SIDA Logo


London Office

Global Network of Civil Society Organisations
for Disaster Reduction
8 Waldegrave Road, Teddington,
TW11 8HT
United Kingdom

Regional hubs »

Member of