Robert Glasser

Robert Glasser

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Dr Robert Glasser was formerly the Secretary General of CARE International responsible for coordinating the work of the CARE confederation. He was previously Chief Executive of CARE Australia, overseeing aid programmes in countries including Cambodia, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, and Jordan. Prior to coming to CARE he was Assistant Director General at the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).

Dr Glasser has also worked on international energy and environmental policy for the US Department of Energy at Cornell University's Peace Studies Program and the Centre for International and Strategic Affairs at the University of California.

Blog posts

Only days remain before world leaders gather at the UN climate summit in New York. The summit, which is being billed as the most important high-level event on climate change since heads of state met in Copenhagen in 2009, is generating widespread

This week’s report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world's top scientific body focusing on the issue of climate change, can be summed up in two words: bad


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.

Emergency Shelter Advisor

I am part of CARE’s Humanitarian Technical Team and deploy specifically in emergencies to support shelter programmes, providing assistance to…

Senior Shelter Advisor

I am a former builder, with a particular focus on green construction techniques, and an architect with over 10 years…

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 Advisor

Currently I am working as the monitoring and evaluation and research lead for the inclusive governance team. I am particularly…

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.

Head of Programmes

I am Head of Programmes for CARE International UK, overseeing our development and humanitarian programming in Africa, Asia and the…

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.

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.

Senior Director, Innovation Hubs

I am based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from where since January 2018 I am leading CARE USA’s global work…

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.

Catherine was formerly CARE’s Senior Advisor on Adaptation and Resilience, leading CARE International UK’s work on resilience building and community…

Danielle Spencer was formerly the Senior Humanitarian Advisor: Gender and Protection at CARE International UK, working primarily within CARE’s country…