Chief Climate Resilience for Food Security
World Food Programme
Richard Choularton is the Chief of WFP’s Climate Resilience for Food Security Unit. He leads WFP’s engagement on climate change is responsible for developing innovative risk management solutions targeting the most vulnerable and food insecure populations. He established the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative with Oxfam America which breaks new ground integrating safety nets, community disaster risk reduction, microcredit, savings and insurance. He has also served as a Senior Policy Officer, Contingency Planning Officer, Emergency Coordinator and Head of Programme with WFP. Richard has also worked as the Director of Humanitarian Assistance at a top-10 US non-profit organization and led early warning and decision support operations at the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET). He has an MSc in Risk Crisis and Disaster Management.