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Santner



Max Santner

Austrian Red Cross


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Max Santner is the Head of the International Aid Department of the Austrian Red Cross since 2007. The department works in the fields of development cooperation and disaster relief, its main priorities are primarily in the areas of water and sanitation, and basic health care.
His professional engagement for development cooperation began 1996, when Mr. Santner started to work as the Asian regional Director for ECOHIMAL in Nepal. There, he was responsible for rural development programs in Nepal.
As a delegate for the Austrian Red Cross, he became 2005 project manager for “Kurier Aid Austria” in Colombo (Sri Lanka) to administer and organize humanitarian aid and reconstruction efforts after the tsunami.
Mr. Santner is also chairman of the executive committee of the umbrella organization “Global Responsibility” – Austrian Platform for development and humanitarian aid, which represents currently the interests of 43 member organizations.