Chris has worked as NGO Field Director in Bangladesh; NGO Team Leader in Somalia; NGO Deputy Country Director in Cambodia; UN role with the Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh; and NGO Support Office positions in Australia, Belgium & the UK. He has also been contracted for a number of global humanitarian advisory, consultancy and mentoring/networking roles (see details below). Advisory work is normally of medium term duration (eg 3-6 months); Consultancy is generally of somewhat shorter duration; whilst Mentoring/Networking is primarily capacity building with fellow humanitarian practitioners.
We also share information and ideas with our small network of Global Humanitarian Practitioners (GHPs), and we involve them as much as possible in our online Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) training program.
With an el Nino weather pattern increasingly likely to develop over the Pacific in the coming months, this period (July – October 2023) is an ideal time to set in motion appropriate risk reduction (particularly mitigation & preparedness) initiatives. TorqAid is able to offer tailored PDRM training related to this for particular stakeholder groups, both in the Southwest Pacific and across Australia.