UN World Food Programme - WFP Representative, Tanzania
Originally from Australia, Michael Dunford has worked for the World Food Programme (WFP) for the last 15 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Australian National University and a degree in Law (LLB) from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia.
Before becoming the WFP Representative in Tanzania, Mr Dunford was the Representative ai and Deputy Country Director (DCD) for WFP in Uganda for 4 years.
He was the DCD for WFP in Bangladesh from 2009 to 2012 and in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea from 2006-2008. Mr Dunford began his WFP career in 2001 with WFP’s Legal Department in Rome as the Head of Commercial and Constitutional Law Branch after practicing law in Australia and the UK. He has also had assignments to Crimea, Georgia and Ingushetia.
Mr Dunford brings a wide range of expertise in the fields of emergency response and development with particular focus on food and nutrition security. He comes with a broad legal background from both the private sector and within the United Nations, including the issues of protection, statelessness and constitutional matters.
WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger. Through its programmes, WFP reaches half a million Tanzanians in chronically food insecure areas and provides food for over 200,000 refugees in north-western Tanzania.