From: Wednesday July 22, 2020, 1:00 pm
To: Wednesday July 22, 2020, 2:00 pm
As the world faces the largest global pandemic since the Spanish flu, amidst other humanitarian crises, conflicts and disasters, the work of humanitarians has never been more valuable. Kirsten Sayers, CEO of RedR Australia will discuss at the Rotary Club Melbourne meeting on the 22nd July, how RedR Australia is helping during COVID-19. She will discuss how local community engagement is crucial in providing an effective humanitarian response, and how businesses can play their part to help build future resilience.
Former lawyer and diplomat, Kirsten Sayers, is CEO of international humanitarian response agency, RedR Australia. RedR Australia is the only United Nations Standby Partner in the Southern Hemisphere and Asia Pacific and is the sole delivery partner of the Australia Government’s civilian humanitarian deployment program, Australia Assists.
Kirsten has previously held senior diplomatic and commercial appointments in Paris, Bangkok and Taipei. She was Australia’s Chief Negotiator and Delegation Leader to the Asia Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) Women Leaders’ Network meeting and APEC Gender Focal Point Network in 2009, and managed Australia’s delegation to the APEC CEO Summit the same year.
Kirsten has successfully established RedR Australia as the preferred deployment partner and mechanism before, during, and after crises and conflict. Kirsten leverages international business leadership and humanitarian diplomacy to put Australia’s people and skills at the forefront of international response to build national and community resilience.
CEO RedR Kirsten Sayers Jordan and Robert Arcidiacono