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LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD

DERMOT CARTY MSc – Water and Environmental Management, Class of 1990 Water, Engineering and Development Centre School of Civil and Building Engineering

Dermot Carty has had an exemplary career within the international development sector. Working initially for Irish Aid and then UNICEF, he has been an active advocate for the realisation of child rights across water, sanitation and hygiene; education; health; and child survival, development and protection. He has influenced decision-making at policy and grassroots levels to overcome the obstacles of poverty, violence, disease and discrimination that prevent children from having the best start in life. Having completed his MSc at WEDC, Dermot worked in Zambia where he provided leadership and technical guidance to the government’s community management of water, sanitation and hygiene. Similar work followed in Mozambique before a move to the post-conflict, emergency and humanitarian domain. Over the years, he has held a number of eminent positions with UNICEF, including Director of Operations for North Sudan and Senior Programme Officer in Afghanistan. Here, he participated in projects that helped more than six million children return to school, an experience he built upon in post-tsunami Liberia and Indonesia. He has also served as Coordinator of UNICEF’s Landmines and Small Arms Team, developing policies and strategies to define and guide UNICEF’s work as the UN focal point for mine risk education. Having made first-hand contributions to the international community’s response to the world’s recent emergencies, conflicts and disasters, he is currently Deputy Director of Emergency Programmes (UNICEF) where he continues his vital work with the full community of humanitarian organisations and partners. Summer 2011

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE SURVIVAL AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE WORLD’S POOREST AND MOST VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Dermot Carty  

Loughborough Distinguished Alumni

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