David Crawford
David Crawford

Head of Humanitarian

Islamic Relief Worldwide

David Crawford is Head of Humanitarian for Islamic Relief Worldwide. He has over 20 years experience of development and humanitarian management in Africa, Asia and Middle East within the INGO sector including scale-up and response leadership of rapid onset and protracted crises. David holds an MSc in Carbon Management and Climate Change has informed his approach to innovation within DRR, Resilience and Preparedness Planning. This has resulted in developing a DRR strategy for IRW in which Risk Financing (using a Takaful model), capacity building for local organisations and a focus on Climate Change Hotspots are the focus themes. David had recently been a speaker on Takaful Risk Finance at the International Takaful Summit in London and is a co-author of an article “Making Takaful Insurance Fit for Climate Change” which is due to be published in the the Microinsurance Network - State of Microinsurance 2018 report later this year.