Mr. Victor Okoro
Victor Ndubuisi Okoro is a disaster risk management professional over five years of experience in the non-profit sector. He graduated with honors in History and Diplomatic Studies from the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria and is currently pursuing his MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. He has also received professional certifications in NGO Management, Fundraising and Proposal Writing, Project Management, Human Resource Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Advocacy, Global Disaster Risk Reduction, Post-Disaster Needs Assessment, Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment, Community Early Warning Systems, and Disaster Preparedness both locally and internationally. He has been equally trained and certified on the United Nations Civil-Military Coordination Course on Working in Natural Disasters and Working in Complex Emergencies organised by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA).
He volunteers with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Nigeria under the Grass-roots Emergency Volunteer Corps program and the National Volunteer Scheme where he served as a responder in natural and human-induced disasters in urban, semi-urban and rural communities in North Central Nigeria which contributed to saving lives and mitigating the sufferings of over 3,700 victims of disasters including women, children, persons-with-disabilities and older persons. He is a registered Bronze Member of the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) where he also volunteers in the disaster management department.
Victor has worked with various disaster management agencies and international organizations including the Abia State Emergency Management Agency, the National Emergency Management Agency, the Nigerian Red Cross, Mead Initiative, Sabon Africa Development Network, the Commonwealth Youth Council, the Pan African Institute for Global Affairs and Strategy, among others.