Speakers

Ben Phillips
Ben Phillips

Director of Emergency Management Unit

ChildFund International

In that capacity he supports country offices in Asia, Africa, and Latin America to prepare and respond to emergencies, as well as to develop disaster risk reduction programming. Prior to joining ChildFund, Ben worked for CRS, Save the Children, PLAN, International Medical Corps, and FHI360. His 20+ years of field-based experience included postings in Guatemala, Uganda, Nicaragua, Honduras, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, and Mozambique. He first worked with humanitarian cash transfers in Tajikistan during 2008- 09, and his current role has helped develop cash interventions in The Gambia, Sri Lanka, The Philippines, and Sierra Leone. Ben has a Master’s Degree in International Agricultural Development from the University of California-Davis. He is married with two teenage daughters.

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