Peter Burgess

Peter Burgess

Head of Regional Office Eastern and Southern Africa Eastern and Southern Africa
European Commission: DG European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)

Peter Burgess has more than 20 years of professional experience in humanitarian aid, and has been the Head of ECHO’s Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa since 2015. Prior to this, he held similar regional roles for South Asia, and Latin America. Moving into 2018, ECHO’s priorities in the region will be ensuring effective and principled emergency response (including through the increased use of Cash), promoting resilience and an improved Humanitarian-Development Nexus (including the further development of Shock-Responsive Social Safety Nets), and advancing coordinated and complementary field delivery.