Gavin White

gavin.white@redcross.org
Guadalajara, Mexico
Gavin is currently Senior Advisor for Community Preparedness at the American Red Cross. Past roles have ranged from rural development in Senegal to community-based disaster preparedness in Grenada, from shelter reconstruction in Jamaica to emergency response deployments in Iraq, Haiti and Mexico. He has worked with the UN, NGOs, the French Government and the World Economic Forum, always around the topic of collaborative solutions to humanitarian needs. With the Red Cross, his focus has been on building National Society capacity, conducting assessments of response systems, reviewing Standard Operating Procedures and training both volunteer and community teams.
Topics of interest :
Business Continuity Program, Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management, Community Engagement and Accountability, Community Risk Assessment, Recovery, Resilience, Risk Assessment, Six Characteristics of a Safe and Resilient Community, Urban Preparedness