Leadership in conflict defined by 'durability of solution thinking'

Michael Bowers, senior director of strategic response and global emergencies for Mercy Corps, has spent more than a decade directing programs in war-torn regions. He shares his definition of humanitarian response leadership with Devex, as well as how the larger community is responding to a shortage of this talent.

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  • Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.