Kate Landry is Build Change's Director of Programs and Partnerships in the Philippines. She delivers on scope, schedule, and budget for Build Change’s innovative technical assistance and training projects, towards the organization’s strategic objective of impacting 10 million people in the next 10 years.
Kate is leading on Build Change's efforts to create a systems change so that informal housing in disaster-prone areas is built safely, increasing household resilience and saving lives and livelihoods in earthquakes and typhoons. Kate is spearheading Build Change's Philippines program to develop accessible technical resources, provide access to capital and cultivate demand to retrofit (structurally strengthening) homes before disasters. This program won IDEO.org's Urban Resilience Challenge. Kate also leads UNISDR’s Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE) Urban Risk Reduction and Resilience work theme in the Philippines, which aims to unite the private and public sectors to reach targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Prior to joining Build Change Kate worked with Building Markets, connecting local entrepreneurs with business opportunities in Afghanistan, Haiti and Timor-Leste.