Speakers Bios & Abstracts

Platzhalter Speakers
Ben Ramalingam

Independent Consultant, Overseas Development Institute


Ben Ramalingam is an independent researcher, consultant and writer specialising on international development and humanitarian issues.
He has worked with and advised leading development and humanitarian organisations including UN bodies, NGOs, the Red Cross movement, and government agencies. He is Chair of the , the first mechanism dedicated to supporting innovation in international disaster response, which he designed and co-founded.
Ben currently holds honorary and visiting positions at the London School of Economics, the Overseas Development Institute,  the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University and the Royal Veterinary College.
Ben is author of Aid on the Edge of Chaos: Rethinking International Cooperation in a Complex World (Oxford University Press, October 2013)