Senior Shelter, Settlements, and Hazard Mitigation Advisor
USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)
Mr. Charlse Setchell has more than 40 years of experience in managing the process of physical, social, and economic change, both in the US and abroad. This professional experience is rooted in undergraduate (University of California, Davis) and graduate (University of California, Berkeley) degrees in urban and environmental planning, doctoral studies in urban planning at MIT, and doctoral research supported by a Fulbright Fellowship and MacArthur Foundation award.
Mr. Setchell has participated in all major international disasters/crises involving a shelter response since his arrival at the USAID Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA; now BHA) in 1998, designing and implementing Shelter and Settlements projects and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities in numerous countries.