Margaret Arnold is a Senior Social Development Specialist with the World Bank specializing in the social resilience, the social dimensions of climate and disaster risk management, and community-based and gender-sensitive approaches to risk management. She leads work on resilience and pro-poor adaptation for the Global Practice on Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience and serves as GFDRR’s Coordinator for Inclusive Community Resilience. Margaret has been with the World Bank since 1995, and has worked on urban development and post-conflict reconstruction in addition to disaster and climate risk management. She was part of a two-person team that established the World Bank's first unit focused on natural hazard risk management in 1998 (the Disaster Management Facility), and is credited with facilitating the Bank's recognition of disaster risk reduction as a development priority. She is one of the founders of the ProVention Consortium and served as Head of its Secretariat from 2007-2009.