Herman Bergsma

Chief Technical Advisor Disaster Risk Management

Mr Herman Bergsma is an experienced Team Leader on very large multi-sectoral (including infrastructure) post-disaster recovery/rehabilitation programmes in Haiti and Indonesia. He oversaw design, community consultation, procurement, selection of implementing partners, training, and completion of the first 10,000 galvanised steel-frame transitional shelters in Banda Aceh, as well as the construction, procurement, monitoring of wooden shelter for 60,000 people in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Mr Bergsma has substantive working experience in Pakistan with national and provincial government and non-government organisations. He also managed the infrastructure project of 4,000 low-cost shelters for flood affected landless families across 40 districts in Bangladesh, including design, community participation, procurement, quality control, monitoring and budget control.

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