Alistair Dutton is the Humanitarian Director for Caritas Internationalis, the global network of 165 national Caritas members. A chartered engineer, Alistair has studied Physics, and Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Alistair has worked in the humanitarian sector for fifteen years, during which he has led several major responses and worked in over thirty countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Prior to working for Caritas Internationalis, Alistair was responsible for Christian Aid’s humanitarian programmes in Africa, and was the Senior Humanitarian Officer for CAFOD (Caritas England and Wales)before that. Alistair entered the sector as a Jesuit when, working for the Jesuit Refugee Service, he was seconded to Caritas Nepal.
Dedicated to serving those who suffer as a result of disasters, Alistair is committed to enabling local people and institutions to decide and control their futures, to placing local capacity at the heart of humanitarian responses, and to making the humanitarian system truly accountable to the people it serves.
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