Joanne Burke

Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Planning from the Future Project, King’s College London

With a Masters in Human Resource/Organisation Development and a Masters in International Development Ms. Burke has extensive senior level experience in international development and humanitarian assistance.  She is conversant with global initiatives and trends for disaster risk reduction, sustainable development, capacity development for humanitarian action, and private sector engagement in humanitarian action.  Her employment experience includes five years with the Humanitarian Futures Programme (HFP), King’s College London, the United Nations, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, as well as experience working in the private sector, international non-governmental organisations. Ms. Burke has worked on long-term assignments in Fiji, Pakistan and Somalia with field based experience in the Caribbean, Central America, East and West Africa and South-East Asia.  She is the author of several training courses on disaster management topics and multiple research reports on private sector engagement in humanitarian action. She currently works as a senior researcher with the Planning from the Future Project, King’s College, London.

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