Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3:00 pm
Information, Humanitarian Response and the United Nations
Location: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church,
717 Rugby Rd., Charlottesville
Mark Slezak is a humanitarian preparedness and response professional with extensive operations experience supported by integrated analysis and strategic evaluation expertise. Mark has worked with a range of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the United Nations (UN) designing and managing humanitarian preparedness and assistance operations in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Indonesia, Yemen, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, the Philippines and the Sudan. Evaluation missions include Pakistan, Burkina Faso, Haiti as well as headquarters environments. Mark has experience in senior liaison roles, has led emergency and transitional programming, and has designed and managed information management systems. Recent focus includes strategic development for resilience programing and systems to support humanitarian innovation.
Mark holds a degree in International Relations from Tufts University and has conducted research in Development Studies at Makerere University in Uganda.