Mukesh Kapila is a medical doctor and international aid diplomat who is a veteran of humanitarian crises and ethnic cleansing in Iraq, Rwanda, Srebrenica, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone. He has experience in over 130 countries serving in senior positions in the British government and at the United Nations, World Health Organization and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. His dealings with many dictators and despots across the world’s trouble spots have led him to focus on the prevention of genocide as the Aegis Trust Special Representative on Crimes Against Humanity.
In March 2003, Dr. Kapila arrived in Sudan to head the United Nation’s largest country mission at the time as the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in charge of all operations. Facing global indifference with those in power unwilling to stop the mass murder he documented, he “blew the whistle,” bringing worldwide attention to Darfur.
Dr. Kapila is recipient of the 2013 “I Witness Award” from Jewish World Watch and the 2007 “Global Citizenship Award” from the Institute of Global Citizenship. In 2002, Queen Elizabeth II bestowed Dr. Kapila with the honor of being named a “Commander of the British Empire” (CBE) for his international service. His interviews have been featured on the BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, and in the Washington Post, the New York Times, Foreign Policy, and in numerous other TV, radio, print and online publications.
Dr. Kapila is a professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs at the University of Manchester in England. He is a much sought after speaker internationally. Dr. Kapila was born in India and is a citizen of the United Kingdom.