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Andrew Carswell, Senior Delegate to Canada for ICRC speaks to NAOC

Listen to the two-part podcast where Sha Lalapet, Research Analyst at NATO Association of Canada interviews Andrew Carswell, Senior Delegate to Canada for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Part 1: Click the ‘play’ button below to listen Mr. Carswell’s view on the workings of the ICRC, the International Humanitarian Law and the adherence to it by nations world over as well as the training the given to international armed forces in preparation for their work in conflicted regions.

Part 2: Click the ‘play’ button below to learn more about the challenges and risks faced by ICRC workers, gender-based violence and the using UAVs for aid in conflict among other important aspects of the ICRC. 


Andrew Carswell, Senior Delegate to Canada for ICRC:

Based in Ottawa since 2015, Andrew Carswell currently serves as the senior delegate to Canada for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Andrew has previously served as ICRC’s senior delegate to the U.S. and Canadian Armed Forces, as advisor for the ICRC’s Unit for Relations with Arms Carriers in Geneva and as Regional Delegate to the Armed Forces of Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean. He has also served on ICRC operations in Jordan regarding Syria, Afghanistan, Rwanda, South Sudan, Madagascar and Zimbabwe, amongst others.

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Photo: Food distribution underway by ICRC in Pakistan (2010), by Muhammad, N via Flickr. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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Sha Lalapet
Sha Lalapet is currently a Research Analyst at NATO Association of Canada. She previously served as a Program Editor of 'NATO's Arc of Crisis' program at the NATO Association of Canada. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and a Master's in International Studies from the University of Madras, India. She was conferred the General Proficiency Award in International Studies by the University. During her studies, she was nominated to represent India in Japan at JENESYS, an international exchange program organized by the Government of Japan. Having lived in India, USA and Canada, Sha brings her life experiences along with her passion for international security to NAOC. Her focus lies in international threat analysis and assessment, and intergovernmental relationships that contribute to geopolitical changes. She is also passionate about youth engagement and actively publishes important work to bring them awareness to critical issues. She plans to establish a career that is focussed on empowering youth and eventually work in an advisory capacity for private and public sector organizations. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her dog and being outdoors. You can connect with Sha via Twitter @ShaLalapet.