German Alfaro, M.Sc.

Disaster Risk Management Coordinator

Research interests:
disaster impacts on development; disaster risk management; disaster readiness at the community level; early warning systems.


Bachelor in Architecture, University of San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala.

Work experience

– Plan International, Inc. Water, sanitation, environment, infrastructure and risk management technician, 2006-2011.
– Presidential Planning Secreteriat (SEGEPLAN). Strategic Land Planning consultant in Jutiapa, 2009-2010.
– Creaciones Arquitectónicas-CREARQ- (Co-owner). Project implementation and supervisor, 2005-2009.
– Diseños y Proyectos, Architect, 2005.
– Plan International, Inc. Internship, Jalapa, 2004 – 2005.
– Diseños y Proyectos – Architect, January–June 2004.


  • Publications

    • Alfaro, G. 2006. “Edificio de oficinas municipales y teatro de cámara anexo”. Tesis de Licenciatura. University of San Carlos de Guatemala.
    • Alfaro R., G. 2003. First Handbook for the “SUPERVISION DE OBRAS EN ARQUITECTURA” delivered to the Architecture Faculty at the University of San Carlos de Guatemala.

    Spanish (native speaker)
    English (intermediate)


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