Making a return visit to Learnfest, we are delighted to welcome back Hamish – Director and Co-founder of Wasafiri – an organisation tackling Africa’s toughest problems; from conflict to climate change.
Discover eye-opening insights into what it takes to lead on the front lines of war and disaster. Having emerged (mostly) unscathed from working in some of the remotest corners of the planet, Hamish takes us on a wild ride through Afghanistan, Myanmar, Darfur and beyond to confront the toughest questions facing all of us who lead.
Hamish has served for over a decade on the front lines of war and disaster. His humanitarian work has seen him tackle natural disasters such as South-Asia’s Tsunami, Myanmar’s cyclone and Pakistan’s earthquake. His work with communities affected by conflict has taken him to Somalia, South Sudan, Afghanistan and beyond. These efforts have earned accolades including the Queen’s Medal for his work in Sierra Leone’s Ebola Crisis and the NATO Meritorious Medal for his work in Afghanistan.
Having emerged (mostly) unscathed, Hamish brings eye-opening insights into what it takes to lead in some of the most extreme environments on the planet. He will take us on a wild, inspiring (and sometimes harrowing) journey to confront the toughest questions facing all of us who lead.
He is a good friend of Impact, having co-founded Impact’s Relief and Development Group in 2006 in order to help relief agencies respond more effectively to humanitarian crises. He is passionate about helping leaders facing tough challenges make better decisions – whether they be military commanders and corporate executives, or local aid-workers and young entrepreneurs.
His recently launched blog captures compelling (and slightly unconventional) insights from leaders tackling front line issues around the world.