Jonathan Raikes is a Canadian human geographer and current PhD student in the Sustainability Research Centre at USC. Jonathan has approximately seven years experience working in the academic and public sectors. In the public sector, Jonathan worked for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s (UNDRR) Coordination Unit in 2016. Jonathan has assisted in the development and roll-out of the system-wide UN Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience and has contributed to an assessment on the impacts and responses to the 2015/16 El Niño. Since leaving the UNDRR in 2016, Jonathan continues to consult with various stakeholders on disaster risk reduction, including international organisations, local, state/provincial and federal governments, and academics from around the world. Jonathan’s current work investigates the intersection of disaster risk reduction and the sustainable development goals in governance and management within developed countries. Jonathan engages with local, state/provincial and federal governments to explore governance and management requirements to reduce risk to floods and droughts, and the efficacy of international agreements on domestic planning and implementation.