Biography: Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden’s first postings to Africa were with the UK Ministry of Overseas Development. The British-born Bowden then spent 20 years with the international NGO Save the Children, mostly in East Africa, where he worked on emergency relief and development. In 2001, he joined the UN in New York as OCHA’s chief of Policy Development and Studies. After a tour with the civil affairs division of the UN Mission in Sudan, in May 2008 he was appointed Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia.

Mark Bowden explains the different responsibilities he had in Somalia.