Maria Cavatore

Maria Cavatore

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Maria was formerly Asia Governance Advisor for CARE International UK. She has more than a decade's experience in the development sector, working mainly on local governance, both in the field and in UK-based organisations. From project design to evaluation, she has worked on governance and advocacy initiatives in Latin America, Africa and Asia and has significant experience in capacity-building. With CARE, she provided technical support to country offices to mainstream governance in programme design and implementation, and in documenting innovative practices and lessons learned. Maria has a special interest in social accountability and in women and young people's political empowerment.


Humanitarian team

CARE International UK’s humanitarian team supports CARE’s humanitarian work by accessing funding, and by providing project management and technical advice and capacity to CARE’s country offices and CARE’s emergency responses. CARE has a strong focus on ensuring that all our humanitarian programming responds meaningfully to the needs and capacities of different people, whatever their gender, identity or particular circumstances. CARE’s emergency shelter team is also based at CARE International UK.

MENA Programme Coordinator

Within the Humanitarian Programme Team, I am in charge of CARE’s humanitarian work in Turkey, Jordan and Yemen, providing support…

Senior Humanitarian Advisor (Gender and Protection)

My job is to make sure that CARE’s humanitarian work addresses the specific needs and capacities of women, men, boys…

Inclusive Governance team

Poverty and social injustice are caused and maintained by unequal power relations that result in the inequitable distribution of resources and opportunities – between women and men, between power-holders and marginalised communities, and between countries. CARE believes poor governance is a key cause of poverty and social injustice. Our Inclusive Governance team promotes inclusive and accountable governance systems so that poor and marginalised people have influence over decisions that affect their lives. We help communities get organised and get their priorities included in development planning. We work to increase women’s voice and leadership in public life. We support service users to hold service providers to account. We work with public authorities and service providers to help them become more transparent and responsive to poor and marginalised people.

Governance and Accountability Advisor, Africa

I am currently leading CARE’s Inclusive Governance work in the Eastern, Horn and Southern Africa (ECSA) region, integrating Inclusive Governance…

Inclusive Governance Business Manager

I lead on business development for CARE's Inclusive Governance team. I lead the diversification and growth of inclusive governance across…

Programmes and Policy team

The Programmes and Policy team is responsible for overseeing programme quality and multiplying the impact of our programming by encouraging governments, business and donors – based on the evidence we witness on the ground – to adopt policy reforms that support the world’s poorest people and communities. Working in partnership with our country programmes, women’s rights organisations and civil society, we put forward the views of the most marginalised to governments, including the UK government, multinational businesses and global institutions and press the case for change. In short, our goal is to change the rules of the game that keep people poor.

Senior Policy Advisor

I joined CARE in 2005, since then I’ve been lucky enough to work with our local teams and civil society…

Senior Policy Advisor – Women’s Economic Empowerment

I lead CARE International UK’s policy analysis and advocacy around value chains and dignified work. I originally joined CARE as…

Strategic Partnerships team

Strategic partnerships are a key way for CARE to increase and widen our impact. Our Private Sector Engagement team partners with national and multinational companies to co-create innovative 'inclusive business' approaches that drive new opportunities for poor people as producers, workers, entrepreneurs, and consumers. We – and our partners – believe this makes good business sense: helping to generate efficiency, securing supply chains, accessing new markets and products, and improving credibility with consumers who increasingly expect companies to behave responsibly. Our Institutional Partnerships team connects the vision and commitment of our funding partners with poverty-fighting programmes throughout the world.

Corporate Partnerships Executive

Within my role, I manage corporate partner funding and the relationship with corporate partners, as well as working with teams…

Head of Strategic Partnerships

My role at CARE International UK is to manage our Private Sector Engagement team and also our Institutional Partnerships team.…

Women’s Economic Empowerment team

Our Women’s Economic Empowerment team leads CARE’s work globally to ensure women have greater access to and control over economic resources, assets and opportunities. We focus on four inter-related pathways to economic empowerment, based on a combination of women’s core economic roles as producers, workers, entrepreneurs and consumers: financial inclusion, women and value chains, dignified work, and entrepreneurship. We also focus on supporting the involvement of women in creating resilient markets in fragile and humanitarian contexts.

Women’s Economic Empowerment and Private Sector Engagement Specialist, Asia Pacific

Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, my role involves supporting programme quality for CARE’s women’s economic empowerment work across…

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor

I lead CARE International’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning work for our Women’s Economic Empowerment programmes. As part of my role,…

I joined CARE in August 2014, because I believe strongly in our focus on economic development, gender equality and people…

CARE International alumni

Many CARE staff who have written Insights blogs have since moved on to other roles. Your blogs are still part of the CARE story – and we welcome any future contributions you may make to Insights and to our shared learning on what works in humanitarian response and international development.

Nathan Randall was formerly a Financial Inclusion and Linkages Analyst for CARE Access Africa based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.…

Sherine Ibrahim was formerly Deputy Regional Director for CARE International in the Middle East, responsible for ensuring the quality of…