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Wallace Richard Rowat

Disaster Management -- Emergency Response Coordination -- Programme Management -- Relief and Development in Conflict Situations

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Work History

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Armour Group International, Virginia, USA - Current

Safety & Security Coordination - Standard Operating Procedures, documentation, for NGOs working in conflict zones.

The Rowat Computer Group (RCG), Montreal - Current

Website design & programming / Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Medecins Sans Frontiers, 1999 - 2000

Field Coordination in Ambon, Indonesia (see my Ambon Information website)

Medecins Sans Frontiers, 1998 - 1999

Field Coordination in Herat, Afghanistan

Medecins Sans Frontiers, 1998 Sudan and Kenya

Logistics & security in a therapeutic feeding centre in Leer, Sudan (now South Sudan)

The Rowat Computer Group (RCG), 1992 - 1997 Battambang, Cambodia and Aranyaprathet, Thailand

Programme Coordinator & funder - 5 year hybrid sustainable local economic development project, providing computer training and cross border logistics support to the International Non Governmental Organizations working in north west Cambodia.

NGO Security management in conflict situations. (see the product of our labours, I was only one of many contributors in a team led by J. Andrew Pendelton)

International Rescue Committee, Thailand 1990 - 1992

Programme Manager in the Thai Cambodian / Border Khmer refugee camps - Khao I Dang, Site II and Site B. (see my Thai / Cambodia Border Refugee Camps 1975-1999 Information and Documentation Website)

Concordia University, Montreal 1987 - 1990

Biology Student & Teaching Assistant - Ecology and Radiation Biology.

The Rowat Computer Group Ltd (RCG), Montreal 1979 - Present

Business / Computer Systems Consulting.

Philips Information Systems, Montreal, Toronto & Vancouver 1978 - 1979

Computer Systems Analyst.

Vulcan Automotive, Vancouver 1977 - 1978

Data Processing Manager

Lockheed Petroleum Services, Vancouver, British Columbia 1974 - 1976

Administrative Data Processing Manager

Atlantic Sugar Refineries, Montreal and St. John, New Brunswick 1970 - 1974

Computer Systems Manager

Concordia University 1988

Biomedical Ethics

Radiation Biology


Biostatistical Analysis 

University of Wisconsin, Disaster Management Center 1997

Aim & Scope of Disaster Management

Principles of Disaster Management

Disaster Assessment

WHO World Health Organization 2020 - 2021

Pandemic Influenza: Introduction
Avian and other zoonotic influenza: Introduction
Pandemic and epidemic - prone diseases
Introduction to Avian and other zoonotic influenza viruses
Introduction to Poliomyelitis and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative
Ebola: Introduction
Emerging respiratory viruses, methods for detection, prevention, response and control

Emerging respiratory viruses : Introduction
Module A: Introduction to Emerging respiratory viruses, including COVID-19
Module B: Detecting Emerging respiratory viruses, including COVID-19: Surveillance and Laboratory investigation
Module C: Risk Communication and Community Engagement
Module D: Preventing and Responding to an emerging respiratory virus, including COVID-19

Public Health Interventions in Pandemics and Epidemics
Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
e-Protect - Acute Respiratory Infections of Public Health concern

Introduction: Operational Readiness (Tier 1)
COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response

Introduction to Go.Data - Field Data Collection, Chains of Transmission and Contact Follow-up
Go Training 2.0 - WHO's Contact Tracing Software

Management and Facilitation of an After Action Review (AAR)


CDC 2020

Using an Epi Curve to Determine Mode of Spread



Pleasure Craft Operator Card - Government of Canada issued.



Automotive Mechanics Certificate - Aviron Technical Institute - Montreal



Jim Rusell International Racing Driver's School Canada - Certificate - FIA, CASC, SCCA, IMSA sanctioned. Training in the driving of Formula racing cars at Le Circuit, Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada


See Related Websites

Thai / Cambodian Border Refugee Camps

Ambon / Maluku Information Website


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