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Speaker: Mark Harvey, Head of Profession for Infrastructure, DFID

We have been fortunate to host discussions with a number of the DFID Heads of Profession over the past few years. The Heads of Profession of the thirteen professional groups provide leadership on development issues in their areas of expertise and in a multi-disciplinary way. As such, these thought leadership discussions are an excellent way to understand the strategic issues in the different sectors DFID work in.

Creating sustainable infrastructure in emerging markets to support the new DFID Economic Development agenda is very important. We are therefore very pleased to welcome Mark Harvey, Head of Profession for Infrastructure at DFID, who last spoke to us in April 2016. Mark has worked for DFID (and before that, the UK’s ODA) since 1991. He graduated as a Civil Engineer in 1980, worked for consulting engineer firms in Zambia, the UAE and the UK primarily in the water sector. Following a Masters Degree in 1991 he has worked mostly on the UK’s country development programmes in India, Southern Africa, Nepal, Ethiopia, Afghanistan (twice) and Vietnam with occasional periods in HQ. His postings have increasingly taken him to fragile and conflict affected states, in line with DFID’s focus over the past decade.

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