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John Borton

John Borton has worked continuously in the international disaster and humanitarian sector since 1981. His roles have focussed on programme planning and evaluation, research, organisational and inter-organisational learning, organisational strategy, network development, and capacity building. He has been directly employed by the Government of Botswana, DFID, and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). He has undertaken studies commissioned by the World Bank, UK agencies an, bilateral donors, and NGOs.

During his time as Research Fellow at ODI he established and was the initial co-ordinator of ODI's Relief and Rehabilitation Network (now the Humanitarian Practice Network); led the Sutdy III (humanitarian) team of the Joint Evaluation of Emergency Assistance to Rwanda (JEEAR); and established and served? as the first coordinator of the Active Learning Network ofr Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP). Since leaving ALNAP and ODI he has worked as independent consultant within the humanitarian sector undertaking a a variety of resarch, capacity development and writing roles.

For the last 6 years an on-going role has been a s Learning Support Advisor to the ACT/Caritas funded NCA Darfur Programme. For the last three yeas he has also prepared the annual chapter on developments and trends in humanitarian accountability within HAP's Humanitarian Accountability Reports.

John's first degree was in Geography (Oxford 1978) and his Masters was in Agricultural Economics (Reading 1979). His voluntary roles have included serving as a Trustee and Council member of Oxfam GB (1998-2000) as as a Trustee and Independent Board Member of the UK Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) (1998-2002)

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