Catherine Pettengell

Catherine Pettengell

Profile:

Catherine was formerly CARE’s Senior Advisor on Adaptation and Resilience, leading CARE International UK’s work on resilience building and community based adaptation to climate change, particularly in situations of recurrent crisis.

Catherine’s background is in research, policy, and practice in climate change, climate change adaptation, and sustainable livelihoods. This includes developing conceptual and practical approaches to climate change adaptation and resilience building. She also has expertise in the design and implementation of adaptation and resilience programmes; has experience in the oversight of the whole programme cycle, from design to evaluation and learning; and is skilled in participatory research methods, capacity building, and training. Before coming to CARE International she worked with Oxfam and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

Blog posts

As one of the estimated 30,000-40,000 people who took to the streets of London yesterday (as well as one of an estimated 570,000 people who protested across 161 countries) I am calling on governments of the world to take action on climate change


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.

Global Emergency Shelter Team Leader

I joined CARE International UK in 2017 to lead the Emergency Shelter Team, which provides technical support to CARE country…

Senior Cash and Markets Advisor

My role is to support the growth of cash-based programming in CARE, as well as ensuring CARE is continuously enhancing…

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.

Knowledge Management and Communications Officer

I lead on communicating the impacts of CARE's Inclusive Governance work globally, coordinating a community of practice for sharing learning…

Head of Governance

Gaia joined CARE International UK in 2006. With 15 years’ experience working in the NGO development sector, she has extensive…

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…

Advocacy and Policy Assistant

I joined CARE International UK’s Advocacy and Policy Team in November 2017. I support CARE’s work shining a spotlight on…

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.

Partnerships Manager

Ella oversees CARE International UK’s private sector partnerships. She works closely with companies including Mondelez International and Barclays to develop…

Senior Account Manager – Health

As a member of the Private Sector Engagement team, I lead the strategic partnership between CARE International and GlaxoSmithKline. I…

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.

Advisor – Dignified Work

I provide technical expertise for CARE globally on Dignified Work – CARE’s strategy for promoting access to gender-equitable, economically empowering…

Business Manager

My role as Business Manager within the Women’s Economic Empowerment team is to support the team to manage priorities and…

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.…

Rebecca was formerly a Policy & Advocacy Intern at CARE International UK, supporting the Policy and Advocacy team in research…