Nearly 30 years ago, Bart Witteveen started his humanitarian career with Médecins Sans Frontières in Somalia. Since then, he has also held leadership positions with Save the Children, the Danish Refugee Council, and World Vision Canada. Additionally, he has worked with the European Commission’s humanitarian aid department, ECHO, heading up their office in Palestine, as well as a policy adviser on the principles and legal aspects of humanitarian aid. Bart has worked in a wide range of countries, including the fragile contexts of Somalia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, DR Congo, Palestine, Iraq, Libya, South Sudan and Nigeria, and participated in rapid response missions to major natural disasters in Colombia, Honduras, Pakistan, and Nepal.
Mr. Witteveen is currently the Head of Office of ECHO Nigeria, based in Abuja.