Ms. Dipti Hingorani is working as the Regional Shelter Coordinator for Africa with the DCPRR team.
Dipti has a multi-disciplinary background in architecture, structural engineering and international development. She has a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering & Architecture from University of Sheffield, UK and a MA in Development & Emergency Practice from Oxford Brookes University. She recently moved from Ethiopia where she worked as the National Shelter and NFI Cluster Coordinator with IOM based in Addis Ababa. Previous to this, Dipti worked in Nairobi last year as Capacity Development Specialist with the UN-Habitat for implementing a project to strengthen accountability systems and monitoring of the SDGs. She also worked with American Red Cross, Headquarter Washington D.C in 2013 on a project for increasing efficiency in DRR and Resilience Programming.
She has 10 years of professional international experience working in the humanitarian and development sectors, coordinating, designing and implementing shelter and settlements response and recovery programs in a variety of post-disaster/conflict countries including Haiti, Nepal, Lebanon, Turkey/Syria and Ecuador. She has also evaluated programs in Peru, India, Western Sahara, and Vietnam. Her key areas of specialization include: disaster risk reduction and emergency preparedness, relief and reconstruction programming with a focus on shelter and affordable housing strategies, integrated community recovery, neighbourhood upgrading, sustainable urban management, community participation and cash programming.