HUMANITARIAN CRISIS MANAGEMENT

Today, there are still many places that require humanitarian responses due to natural hazards, climate change, man-made causes or conflicts. My contribution in this field goes from supporting the humanitarian responses in Ecuador with United Nations (Tungurahua Volcano and Ecuador Floods), coordinating funds and actors during emergency response with the government of Ethiopia (drought, refugees, floods or human diseases), to logistical coordination with the Spanish Aid Agency (Haiti earthquake and Pakistan floods).

During the first six months of my stay in Ecuador (2007-2009), my role was to provide technical coordination of the Emergency coordination team of UN agencies, EU and NGO actions in emergency situations (Tungurahua Volcano and Ecuador Floods), and to manage and to analyse emergency Information (Development of more than 10 UN Situation Reports).

With the Spanish Aid Agency (AECID) in 2010, my role was to support the monitoring and evaluation of aid projects financed by the Humanitarian Aid Office for Africa, Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean and South-East Asia (Annual budget of the Office was €120 million) and also to provide logistic organization of the Spanish humanitarian response (Haiti Earthquake, Pakistan Floods, and others), and to develop an application guide for Spanish NGO emergency programs.

During my time in Ethiopia (2011-2015), my contribution was linked with the humanitarian response of the Ethiopian government together with partners, and how this response could be improved in the future with early warning and contingency planning mechanisms.

I have written methodologies, articles and a book about it. I also teach an advanced seminar in humanitarian crisis management at IE University.

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