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Tom is Executive Director and co-founder of Shelter Centre, an NGO which provides a central focus for humanitarian shelter and its global community of practice. He specialises in shelter, settlement and reconstruction and has operational experience in both conflicts and disasters in Africa, Asia and Europe for agencies such as FCDO (DFID), IOM, MSF, Oxfam, UNHCR and the World Bank.

He also founded Aidworld Humanitarian Information Communication Technologies and the Humanitarian Library project. He has lectured on humanitarian shelter and reconstruction at the universities of Barcelona, Cambridge, Copenhagen, Oxford, Oxford Brookes, Coventry, Geneva and York. Tom holds a PhD in Architecture from King’s College, University of Cambridge

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