Dr. Randolph Kent is a Visiting Professor at the African Leadership Centre at King’s College, London, and a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute. Prior to those appointments, he directed the Humanitarian Futures Programme at Kings College, London, where he and his staff worked from 2004 to 2016 with a wide range of multilateral, bilateral and non-governmental organizations to strengthen their strategic and planning capacities for dealing with longer-term humanitarian threats.
Previously he served as UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Kosovo, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Rwanda, Chief of the UN Emergency Unit in Sudan and Chief of Emergency Prevention and Preparedness in Ethiopia.
He has written over 60 articles and various chapters on subjects principally pertaining to systems dynamics and organisational behaviour relating to humanitarian crisis response. He is the author of Anatomy of Disaster Relief: The International Network in Action, and soon will be completing a book entitled, Planning from the Future: Humanitarian Action in a Transformative Age.