Nerida Williams has over thirteen years experience as a media and communications specialist in the humanitarian and development sectors, including with the United Nations and several INGOs. Her field experiences include Ghana, Lebanon, Nepal, Somaliland, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu, Tonga, Indonesia, India, Palestine, Kiribati, Sudan, the Cook Islands, the Maldives, and most recently to the Ukrainian refugee response in Poland, Hungary, Romania, and Ukraine.
Her work has covered both sudden onset and protracted crises including droughts, floods, cyclones, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, conflicts, wars, and the climate crisis. She is now located in Bangkok, Thailand, working for the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) as Senior Humanitarian Communications Advisor. IPPF is the world’s largest sexual and reproductive healthcare provider and advocate. She holds a Bachelor of Communication from the University of Canberra and a Master of International Development from RMIT University, Melbourne. Nerida does this work because she strongly believes that women’s control over their reproductive lives, including through access to contraception and safe abortion care during a crisis, is a human right.
Listen to Nerida on this week’s episode of The International Risk Podcast here.