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Ivan Kent

Ivan Kent

Ivan has over 25 years’ experience in research, management and consultancy in development and emergency contexts with responsibility for programme quality assessment and impact for international organisations. He has led programme evaluations, management reviews and training in a wide range of emergency and post-conflict contexts across Asia and Africa.

Ivan has a strong knowledge of governance, project management and quality standards with an emphasis on partnership working. He led a consortium of international agencies to develop standards for age and disability inclusion in humanitarian contexts using the Core Humanitarian Standards.

Ivan has good interpersonal skills, is sensitive and tactful with a commitment to participation and inclusion, and is skilled in delivering workshops and meetings at grassroots / community settings and in formal contexts, including face-to-face and remote working. Ivan has also developed online training for university courses on NGO management.

With a background in food security in conflict settings, Ivan was recently Deputy Director of the Global Panel on Food Systems and Agriculture at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and maintains a role in managing a community food project in the UK.


Clarity, learning, accountability.

I believe that HQAI audits can play a key role both in strengthening accountability and advancing the localisation agenda.