Gareth Crawford has extensive experience implementing and leading humanitarian responses across Asia and Africa, and he previously served as Head of Disaster Risk Management in Asia for Plan International. His role included disaster preparedness, disaster risk reduction, disaster response and climate related programming across 14 countries in South and South East Asia. Gareth also led Plan’s response to super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, designing and implementing a five-year relief and recovery program to support some of the worst affected communities in one of the worst storms ever recorded.
Gareth has also worked as Country Director and Program Manager focusing on children and women’s’ rights for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), Save the Children and the BBC World Service Trust in Kenya, Somalia, Uganda and Pakistan and has over 15 years of experience leading programs and operations in the health, nutrition, education, food security and livelihoods sectors.
Currently the President and CEO of the Carey Institute for Global Good, Gareth is an adjunct professor teaching humanitarian action to undergraduates at Fordham University.