Mark Harvey Talk – Infrastructure Development in Fragile and Conflict Affected Situations

  • Date: Wednesday 21 November 2018
  • Time : 15:30-16:30
  • Venue: Civil Engineering Room LTB (3.25)

Mark Harvey will draw on experiences of rural water supply and sanitation programming in Nepal in the early 2000s, infrastructure development generally in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2015, and WASH in Democratic Republic of Congo in recent years, giving particular consideration to the dynamic of development and humanitarian responses.

Mark is one of thirteen Heads of Profession at DFID who provide professional leadership on development issues in their areas of expertise, in a multi-disciplinary way. Mark has worked for DFID (and before that, the UK’s ODA) since 1991. He graduated as a Civil Engineer in 1980, worked for consulting engineer firms in Zambia, the UAE and the UK primarily in the water sector. Following a Master’s Degree in 1991 from WEDC at Loughborough University he has worked mostly on the UK’s country development programmes in India, Southern Africa, Nepal, Ethiopia, Afghanistan (twice) and Vietnam with occasional periods at headquarters in London. Postings have increasingly taken him to
fragile and conflict affected states, in line with DFID’s focus over the past decade.