Panelist for the High Level Segment (19 October 2017)

Jesper Holmer Lund , Chief, Emergency Services Branch and the Field Coordination Support Section, United Nations OCHA

Mr. Lund has had a long career with the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, primarily working in the field of sudden onset emergencies. In this capacity, he has been leading the UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination mission to more than a dozen emergencies including the Bam Earthquake, Iran, Indian-Ocean Tsunami, Indonesia, Kashmir Earthquake, Pakistan, Haiti Earthquake and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. He has further been deployed to act as the OCHA Head of Office in Haiti, Somalia and Syria. He is a trained disaster management officer from the Danish Emergency Management Agency and holds a Master’s degree in Disaster Management from the University of Copenhagen.