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Humanitarian Law & Policy:
Humanitarian Access, Humanitarian Principles
Leadership & Management of Humanitarian Action:
Decision-making, Governance and Management, Innovation, Leadership, Missions and Mandates, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting, Operational Planning, Partnerships, Risk Management, Staff Safety and Security, Strategic Planning, Strategic Resource Allocation, Trends and Challenges

<p>Pete Sweetnam has worked in the sector since the mid-1980s. He has developed the rare proven ability to be effective in both Development programming and complex Humanitarian responses. He combines these abilities with a commercial drive and problem solving ability, which has been gained from running his own engineering company in the UK. He has held numerous leadership positions at both the field and head office levels and has negotiated with, worked with and advocated to, senior politicians and civil servants globally including the IASC and ASEAN. He has delivered, organisational change, organisational growth as well as developed and designed replicable large scale multi-sectoral programming globally and lead and developed large scale responses to rapid onset and chronic crises alike. He has a highly strategic focus having delivered, developed, reviewed and advised on multiple strategies and integrated plans for both global organisations and programmes. His senior roles in organisations mean he has successfully undertaken governance roles and has a keen sense for risk and its management. With this wider perspective he has also undertaken transition planning and survival planning for organisations.</p>

<p>Having held a number of security roles including overall accountability for security within an NGO, he approaches security from the perspective of organisational risk but also sees it as a way of ensuring delivery to those we serve.&nbsp;</p>