Randolph Kent

Randolph Kent
  • Director, Humanitarian Futures Programme
    King's College London

PhD, LSE. More than 25 years' engagement in the provision of emergency assistance, mainly with the United Nations in situations of both natural disaster and conflict, including: Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia; Humanitarian Coordinator in Kosovo and Rwanda; Chief of the Emergency Unit in Sudan; Chief of Emergency Prevention and Preparedness in Ethiopia. 1995-96, served as Special Adviser to the Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs. Currently, Director, Humanitarian Futures Programme, King's College, London. Established in 2006, HFP is an independent policy research programme developing strategies of planning, collaborating and innovating, to enable humanitarian organizations to effectively deal with future threats; it is supported by and partners with governments, inter-governmental/non-governmental organizations, networks and regional organizations. A Stakeholders Forum, consisting of a range of governments, donors, military experts, humanitarian practitioners, research institutes and commercial organizations, guides the HFP agenda.