Barnaby Willitts-King

Barnaby Willitts-King

Senior Research Fellow

Barnaby Willitts-King has worked in humanitarian action for over 16 years, including for the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Save the Children, and as a consultant to international agencies including the World Food Programme, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). His current research focuses on state-centred approaches to international humanitarian action, non-traditional donors and aid actors, and the architecture of the international system.

  • 2004-2015 Independent consultant on humanitarian policy with focus on financing, coordination, food security and evaluation
  • 2001-2003 Conflict and Humanitarian Affairs team, UK Department for International Development, London, advising on DFID action to ongoing crises
  • 2000-2001 UK Department for International Development, Islamabad, Pakistan, supporting DFID programme in Afghanistan and for Afghan refugees in the region
  • 1998-2000 Save the Children (US), Islamabad, Pakistan, Communications Manager


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