Chris McIvor OBE has worked for over thirty years in emergency response and development in countries as diverse as Sudan, Morocco, Algeria, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. He is currently Country Director for Save the Children in Egypt.
He has published many articles about development issues in poorer countries, and was a frequent correspondent for the Irish Times between 1983 and 1986, and was Zimbabwe correspondent for New Africa and Africa Now magazines between 1986 and 1993. He is the author of several books on the environment, land reform in Zimbabwe, disabled peoples’ rights, unaccompanied child migration as well as the principles and practice of community involvement in development programmes.
Chris McIvor has published short stories in a variety of journals across the world. Much of his writing reflects his experience in Africa as well as his home background in the far north of Scotland, where his parents still live. In 2005 he was awarded an OBE for his services on behalf of Save the Children in Zimbabwe. The first book in his series of African memoirs, A Bend in the Nile, was published by Sandstone Press in 2008.