Humanitarian Response Manager at Microsoft Philanthropies
Cameron Birge has recently joined Microsoft Philanthropies as their Humanitarian Response Manager, responsible for coordinating the company’s response to humanitarian disasters around the world. He previously spent ten years in the aid industry having served as an emergency program and logistics officer in the United Nations World Food Programme in South Sudan, Kenya, Pakistan, and Rome and as a project manager for United Nations Office for Project Services in Mogadishu. Prior to that, he was an infantry officer in the United States Army. He now fully resides in Seattle and finds the rain quite refreshing.
The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster’s 2020 strategy envisions providing connectivity not just to humanitarians in emergency response, but also to affected populations. This requires a major scale-up of services to cater for possibly millions of people. What are the benefits of ensuring that affected people have access to phone and data networks in crisis? How can […]