Beth has worked in the humanitarian sector for fifteen years and specialises in civil-military interaction and humanitarian coordination. Beth worked with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) in Afghanistan for several years where she developed civil-military guidance, policy on interaction with Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) and was involved in rolling out humanitarian reform, including the cluster approach. Beth also has experience working alongside host governments (including the National Disaster Management Offices) and with local and international NGOs in Liberia, Tonga, Laos PDR, Sri Lanka and the Solomon Islands.
Beth has co-authored publications on the protection of humanitarian personnel, peace and development in Iraq, the Women, Peace & Security Agenda and was a member of the drafting team of Same Space Different Mandates: a civil-military guide to Australian stakeholders in international disaster and conflict response. Beth has a Master of Development Studies and is a graduate of the Humanitarian Leadership Program. Currently, Beth is an advisory committee member of the Centre for Global Research at RMIT University.
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