Mohamed Hilmi

Hilmi is a humanitarian shelter and reconstruction specialist. Currently, he is managing the humanitarian Shelter and Settlement Working Group and Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group at InterAction, to collectively improve the collaboration, capacity, practice and policies of stakeholders who respond to humanitarian disasters and crises.

Previously, he has worked for UN Agencies and INGOs in complex humanitarian emergencies and development programs. He has responded to and managed emergencies such as the conflict and famine in Somalia, post-genocide refugee crisis in Tanzania/Rwanda, Asian tsunami and armed conflict in Sri Lanka, cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh, as well as emergencies in Haiti, Eretria, Pakistan, Yemen, Lebanon, and Sudan. He has also managed several large infrastructure, reconstruction and refugee resettlement programs in the MENA region. In the private sector, he has worked for Shell Petroleum in Singapore and with SAIC on a US Government chemical weapons demilitarization project in Maryland. He has a ME from University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand and a BE from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka specializing in Engineering and Project Management Systems.

Habitat III and the New Urban Agenda: What Role Will Civil Society Play?

As our world grows and global migration increases, humanitarian and development organizations are increasingly acknowledging the challenges associated with rapid and unplanned urbanization.

InterAction and USAID/OFDA Launch Shelter and Settlements E-learning Course

Currently, one sixth of the world’s population lives in unsuitable, unsanitary, and disaster-prone settlements; this ratio is projected to increase to one in four by 2030. Rapid urbanizations, displacements due to ongoing crises, and an increasing strength of disasters continue to deplete people’s coping capacity in general, and with housing issues in particular.

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Senior Coordinator & Technical Specialist for Shelter and Settlements
Humanitarian Policy & Practice