Rupen Das

Dr. Rupen Das is the Senior Advisor on Capacity Building with International Partnerships for Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM). As part of this role he is also Consultant for Mission and Development with the European Baptist Federation (EBF) based in Amsterdam and Research Professor at Tyndale University College and Seminary in Toronto.Previously he was seconded by CBM to Lebanon where he was the Program Director for the MRel in Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the Institute for Middle East Studies, Beirut, Lebanon and with the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD) responsible for Community Development and Relief.Rupen was professor and Program Coordinator of International Project Management at Humber College in Toronto. He has extensive experience in humanitarian assistance and development, having been the Director for Emergency Response and Disaster Mitigation at World Vision Canada. Prior to that he was WV’s Field Director for the South Pacific, based in Papua New Guinea and Project Manager in Russia (a USAID project) and in Belarus (Chernobyl project). He has been involved in emergency responses in Kosovo, East Timor, India, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, among others. He was part of the Canadian team that did the pre-war assessment of the potential impact of war on the civilian population of Iraq in 2003.As a consultant he has worked on projects for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Canadian CIMIC and DART, Pearson Peacekeeping Center, Plan Canada, Focus Humanitarian (part of the Aga Khan Network), World Vision International, International Development Support Services (IDSS Australia), among others. He was adjunct faculty at Eastern University in the US and visiting faculty at the Refugee Study Center, York University in Canada. As an analyst he contributed to Oxford Analytica on humanitarian issues.Rupen’s undergraduate and graduate degrees are both from Syracuse University, and doctoral degree (DMin) from Acadia Divinity College, Acadia University, Canada. At present, he is a Ph.D. candidate at the Vrije University in Amsterdam. In addition he holds certificates in Disaster Management from the University of Wisconsin, in Refugee Studies from York University, and in Evaluating and Managing Evaluations of Humanitarian Action from ALNAP, UK. Rupen has twice been a 21st Century Fellow in the UK and was Visiting Scholar at Harvard University’s School of Education.
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