George Fenton

George Fenton

Mr Fenton has many years of experience working with both the aid and private sectors, in the fields of emergency preparedness, response and logistics, including digital cash transfers and market-based interventions.

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Mr Fenton an expert and thought leader in humanitarian supply chain management and co-founder of the Humanitarian Logistics Association, a membership organisation that supports research and knowledge management in the sector; he also founded the East Africa Inter-Agency Working Group for disaster preparedness, which is connected with the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) contingency planning initiatives. He has played an influential role within international fora such as the World Humanitarian Summit, the Humanitarian Response Network and is a long-standing member of the global Inter-Agency Procurement Group.

 

He has led global initiatives to specify, source, procure and pre-position humanitarian relief supplies globally, and also led emergency operations and logistics teams to ensure successful multi-million-dollar responses to a wide range of global humanitarian crises over the two past decades. He has used his academic, private and aid sector networks, broad management experience and skills to support innovations and improvements to the delivery of aid by influencing practical changes to ways in which resources are used.


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