Chris Piper has a long history of involvement with Bangladesh, and, more recently, also with that of the Rohingya refugee situation. This includes:
- His first job in the international development sector as a Field Director in the north of the country for a British NGO. He still speaks some Bangla (Bengali)
- In mid 2018, working for the UN in Cox’s Bazar in support of the Rohingya refugee situation there
- In 2009, contracted by the UN to work in Dhaka in support of the Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP)
- In the early 1990’s, organisation and management, on behalf of the Australian NGO for which he was working at the time, of a chartered plane carrying emergency supplies to Dhaka. This was in support of severe flooding affecting the country at the time
- Facilitating two accredited Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) workshops in Dhaka, one, somewhat bizarrely, coinciding with the 2007 Cyclone Sidr
- Ongoing inclusion of the Rohingya crisis as a Complex Emergency example for both the TorqAid PDRM workshop and online program he teaches, as well as for the emergency management unit he handles for an Australian university.
- Regular update of the ‘Understanding Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis’ Summary Sheet, and summary of the ‘What Matters’ humanitarian bulletin, both of which he edits. These are used as part of his training courses.
- Facilitation of sessions on ‘Understanding the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis’, for senior school students at two separate Geelong-based schools, during 2018 and 2019
- Preparing an article on the Rohingya for the March 2019 edition of the Geography Teachers Association of Victoria’s (GTAV) quarterly publication’ Interaction’.
The link to his background as a Bangladesh/Rohingya Humanitarian Expert is given below.Â He can also be contacted for a separate copy of his CV.Download
The link to the latest version of ‘Understanding the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis’, is given below.Download
The latest version of the summary of the ‘What Matters?’ humanitarian bulletins is also included below.Download