#AskDEC Live Q&A

20/11/2013

The broadcast has now finished and we hope to have a film of the key moments from it soon!

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Saleh Saeed: CEO, Disaster Emergency Committee (Panel Chair) 
Saleh joined the DEC as chief executive in September 2012. Prior to joining the DEC, Saleh led DEC member agency Islamic Relief Worldwide. As well as chairing our Q&A panel, Saleh will be able to answer any questions about the DEC or the Philippines Typhoon Appeal in general.
Twitter: @salehsaeed
 
Justin Byworth, CEO, World Vision
Justin has worked for world vision for 25years in Asia, Africa and the UK. Since joining in 1988 as World Vision UK’s first graduate trainee, Justin has worked across the global World Vision partnership in fundraising, humanitarian emergencies, community development programmes, advocacy and leadership. He also spent eight years in Cambodia.
Twitter: @justinbyworth
 
John Plastow, Programme Director, CARE International
John was appointed Programme Director of CARE International UK in March 2008 having spent the previous 2 years working as their Africa Regional Manager. With over 25 years working in this sector, John has extensive experience working on emergency response in various parts of Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
 
Oenone Chadburn, Head of Humanitarian Support, Tearfund
Oenone has many years’ experience in disaster management and disaster risk reduction. She was in Sri Lanka at the time of the Tsunami, has witnessed what life is like during a huge emergency and explain aid distribution. She has recently returned from a visit to the Philippines before the disaster and can talk about helping communities become resilient to disasters.
Twitter: @OenoneChadburn
 
Pete Garratt, Disaster Response Team Leader, British Red Cross 
Pete has 11 years of experience in emergency response, having made the transition from the world of corporate banking.  He has led the international disaster response team of the British Red Cross for the past six years. 
 
Pete has worked operationally on a variety of major emergency responses including the Boxing Day Tsunami 2004; Pakistan earthquake 2005; Bangladesh Cyclone Sidr 2007; Myanmar Cyclone Nargis 2008; China Earthquake 2008; Haiti Earthquake 2010; Pakistan floods 2010; Horn of Africa drought 2011-12; Syria Crisis 2011 - and is now leading the response of the BRC to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
 
Zaid Al Rawni, Islamic Relief 
Zaid Al-Rawni has been in the Philippines for the past week. He arrived in one of the worst affected areas as part of a disaster response team from the UK three days after the typhoon struck. He was one of the first outsiders to reach the island of Bantayan to help people who had lost homes and loved ones, and travelled between a number of small islands on ferries and banana boats carrying food and water to desperate people as part of a local relief operation in north Cebu that assisted 70,000 people in its first six days.
Twitter: @Zaidalrawni
 
Philip Rundell, Plan UK Disaster Team
He will be skyping in live from Manila. 
Philip Rundell is Senior Programme Officer within Plan UK’s Disaster Management Unit. As such he coordinates the use of funds for disasters – helping design the response based on needs, coordinate and liaise with other charities and engage with governmental donors. Prior to joining Plan UK, Philip worked in disaster response for Oxfam, covering the Pakistan floods, Japanese tsunami and Ethiopia drought. Before that, he was a teacher in Japan for nine years.