Country Director, Welthungerhilfe
Kelvin Shingles is the Country Director of WHH (Welthungerhilfe), he started working in the Humanitarian and Development sector in 2004, South Sudan. His first degree was in education, he then went on to specialized in humanitarian response and public health in complex emergencies. With his expertise in the education sector, he focused on health, behavioral change and communication while building his career experience to support and link emergencies to longer term development. Kelvin worked extensively in Southeast Asia and East Africa, he assisted Welthungerhilfe’s response to drought in Kenya 2009 and then went on to coordinate German Red Cross programming to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and reconstruction phase after the civil war in Sri Lanka. Kelvin re-joined Welthungerhilfe in 2013 and had been overseeing both country level programming and management in South Sudan. Since 2016 Kelvin has been managing programmes and operations in Kenya. Today he strives to bring closer synergies between innovation and development within WHH programming that will ultimately lead to sustainable development and economic growth.
Title: Enhancing Market Access for Agriculture growth and Food Security This session will explore ways to enhance market access for agriculture growth and food security. The session will focus on strategies to improve market opportunities for farmers, including increasing access to financing, improving supply chains, and addressing trade barriers.
The world is changing rapidly, and as we move towards a new era, it is crucial that all key players come together to align towards a new paradigm. This session will explore how we can create an Everyone a Changemaker World