Steve Hansch

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Steve Hansch is a Senior Associate for the Institute for the Study of International Migration.

"Mr. Hansch has worked principally with non-governmental organizations during his career. Mr. Hansch has conducted field work implementing and developing disaster response programs in Ethiopia, Sudan, Kosovo, Rwanda, Azerbaijan and Somalia, working with NGOs like the International Rescue Committee, CARE, Relief International, and Partners for Development. In the early 1990s he served as Program Director of the NGO consortium, Food Aid Management, dedicated to sharing information about improving the effectiveness, efficiency and accountability of international relief. From 1993-1998 he served as Senior Program officer at the Refugee Policy Group where he led evaluations of NGO field programs and organized a number of lessons-learned workshops among emergency NGOs. He also has had steady involvement in teaching about disaster prevention and humanitarian relief since designing a course on the subject -- to fill a perceived gap -- at Stanford University in 1976. Since then he has lectured and taught courses on humanitarian aid, with a primary focus on NGO capacity building, at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University Business School, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Columbia University, the University of Wisconsin Madison (the Disaster Management Program) and American University. He also serves as a SPHERE trainer for NGOs and has taught in the NGO-oriented specialized trainings offered on emergency relief by the International Committee of the Red Cross, USAID’s Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (through World Education and Columbia University) and others." [1]

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  1. Steve Hansch, Institute for the Study of International Migration, accessed July 14, 2007.