UN selects Royal HaskoningDHV water expert Mathijs van Ledden for Disaster Assessment and Coordination Team

Posted: Wednesday 9th October 2013

Mr. Mathijs van Ledden, Business Development Director for Flood Risk Reduction at Royal HaskoningDHV has been selected by the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) to become a member of their emergency response teams which are deployed during, and after natural disasters worldwide.

UNDAC helps the United Nations and governments of disaster-affected countries during the first phase of a sudden-onset emergency, mostly in the event of a natural disaster, when a disaster-affected country requests international assistance and requires additional international coordination resources.

Mr. Peter Muller, Humanitarian Affairs Officer at the UN: “'We selected Mathijs van Ledden to take part in the UNDAC induction course because of his technical background and experience with big floods. As water expert he can add great value working in an UNDAC team at water related disasters”.

Mr. Van Ledden said: “After training, I could be called away at a moment’s notice to anywhere in the world. This is a wonderful opportunity to help people and governments at a time when they are most in need”.

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