Coming to us directly from the field, in this podcast Rachel Agelou talks to us about her human security work at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), including its work in military communication. From Rachel we learn how different crisis actors – military and humanitarian sector – operate in the same space in order to facilitate human security. Rachel, like our guest in episode 4, emphasises the importance of using a common language to enable effective conversation around human security, and the importance of paying attention to words. She also explains how to achieve effective human security.
Rachel Agelou is a former UK senior military officer with a background in Influence, Intelligence Operations (IO), CIMIC and Civil Affairs, and has military time served in the UK, Middle East and North Africa. As a Gender Advisor for UK military, she also worked on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and contributed to gender and human security capacity building. She transitioned to the humanitarian community in 2010 and has worked for WHO, WFP and OCHA.