Alice Allan

Alice Allan

Role: Head of Advocacy


Alice has over 10 years experience working in a variety of policy and advocacy roles for NGOs, government and parliament. She is responsible for developing and implementing CARE International UK's advocacy with the private sector and CARE's global focus on Women Peace and Security. She is working across the CARE confederation to see how we can better link our local and national advocacy in the 87 countries we work in to achieve global change.

Prior to joining CARE Alice worked as a Human Rights Advisor at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office where she drafted the UK's National Action Plan on 1325 and the UK diplomatic toolkit on Business and Human Rights. She was a Senior Advocacy Officer at Amnesty International and has worked at Saferworld and as a researcher in the UK Parliament. She has lived and worked as a journalist in Colombia and Mexico.


Blog posts

In my line of work we all feel passionately about creating greater gender equality globally, and for CARE and many others, achieving greater women’s economic empowerment is a major goal. But how good are we at keeping our own houses in order

The global negotiations to agree a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to eradicate global poverty by 2030 will come to a conclusion this September. Many supporters of women’s economic empowerment have backed a

The IMF World Bank Annual meetings set the big picture on global finance – this year talk was how to cope with slowing growth rates in emerging economies. CARE went to

I can’t help but have lingering doubts about Davos’ legitimacy. Oxfam’s great report on inequality talks about the

What can blogging achieve for INGOs?

Friday, 02 August 2013 10:44

Recent research from the World Bank and the

Progress and poverty in Peru

Thursday, 11 October 2012 16:22

Along with a delegation from CARE International UK, I recently visited colleagues at CARE Peru (or Cah-Rey Peru as its pronounced in Spanish!) to witness how they are reaping real results in tackling the challenges of poverty and inequality in a

Local to global advocacy at CARE

Thursday, 11 October 2012 16:19

As NGOs gathered in London last week to begin discussing ‘Make Poverty History Mark 2’, an Indian colleague neatly summed up what he felt CARE needs to focus on if we are to make significantly more progress towards poverty