Charles A. Setchell is the Senior Shelter, Settlements, and Hazard Mitigation Advisor at USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) in Washington, DC. Over the course of his career, Setchell has played a crucial role in designing policies and implementing urban reconstruction programmes as well as disaster risk reduction activities in response to major international disasters and crises, ranging from the 2010 Haiti earthquake to 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, to the ongoing turmoil in Syria and Iraq. During this talk, Setchell will discuss new evaluations findings from recent shelter and settlement projects implemented in Port-au-Prince, Kabul and Tacloban. Setchell is a regular lecturer at the Harvard Humanitarian Academy; he holds graduate degrees in urban and environmental planning from UC Berkley and MIT, and is a recognized expert in both the United States and Europe.
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