Omar Farook

Omar Farook is a seasoned humanitarian and development professional with over a decade of dedicated experience. Since 2005, he has passionately championed causes related to climate change, food security, disaster risk reduction, and humanitarian transition. His expertise spans across diverse regions, including Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Yemen, Iraq, Jordan, and Libya.
Currently stationed at WFP’s Regional Bureau in Cairo, Omar spearheads the Anticipatory Camp, Early Action, and Climate Security portfolio. In this pivotal role, he offers strategic and technical guidance to WFP operations and programs across 15 countries. From 2017 to 2020, Omar served as the humanitarian adviser for FCDO in Bangladesh, playing a pivotal role in advancing disaster management reform efforts.
His contributions were pivotal in driving significant reforms, notably in localizing the Start Fund in Bangladesh. Beyond his tenure with WFP and FCDO, Omar has left an indelible mark on various fronts, including his tenure with the World Bank in Bangladesh and his multifaceted roles with CARE, one of the largest international non-governmental organizations.
At ERAC 2024 Farook will talk about: “Anticipatory Action: Reducing Humanitarian Impact”.

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