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M. Lars Peter Nissen, Director
Lars Peter Nissen, Geneva
Lars Peter Nissen has been Director of ACAPS since 2009. Experienced in response to both sudden-onset disasters and more protracted crises, he has for the past 20 years worked in numerous crisis across the world, including Myanmar, Pakistan, El Salvador, Turkey, Uganda, Angola, Mozambique, DPRK, Afghanistan, and Zimbabwe. He has conducted a range of reviews and analyses of humanitarian programmes for NGOs, the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Mr Nissen is a visiting professor at the University of Copenhagen and blogs on www.academic-cowboy.org.
ACAPS is dedicated to improving the assessment of humanitarian needs in complex emergencies and crises.
We support and strengthen humanitarian capacities to carry out better coordinated assessments before, during and after crises.
Our tools and expertise help humanitarians assess who needs what and where.