Yoko Okura

Carnegie Council Pacific Delegate

Yoko Okura

Yoko Okura is the country representative of SEEDS Asia, Myanmar, where she leads projects with government stakeholders and international organizations to develop, implement, and assess disaster risk reduction policies and programs at the school and community levels.

Okura has experience working in disaster preparedness policy formulation and program implementation with organizations such as the MIT Urban Risk Lab, UNICEF Nepal, and the Environmental Protection Agency of Ireland. She started her career as a news producer and reporter at TV Asahi, and her extensive coverage on the recovery process after the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami led to her passion in improving disaster resilience around the world.

Okura holds a Master in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she studied as a Fulbright Scholar.

Last Updated: April 17, 2018