Sherine Ibrahim

Sherine Ibrahim

Profile:

Sherine Ibrahim was formerly Deputy Regional Director for CARE International in the Middle East, responsible for ensuring the quality of CARE’s programmes in the region and working to promote gender equality and girls’ and women’s empowerment. She started her career in international development as a researcher in Egypt on women’s sexual and reproductive health rights. Since then, Sherine has worked extensively in Egypt, South Asia, the US and Middle East. She holds Masters Degrees from the American University in Cairo and from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Blog posts

Take a look at news photos of the protests in Egypt that led to the overthrow of the Mubarak regime in February 2011, as I did recently, and it already feels as though you are looking back on a bygone era. At the time, western observers were


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.

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…

MENA Programme Coordinator

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

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…

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…

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 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…

Senior Policy Advisor

Suzy Madigan is CARE International UK’s Senior Policy Advisor on Conflict and Humanitarian. She has recently returned from Somaliland where…

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.

Business Manager

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

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…

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.

Helene Gayle was formerly President and CEO of CARE USA. A medical doctor, she was previously Director of the HIV,…

Ama Bartimeus was formerly the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor for CARE International UK, providing M&E technical support  to country offices,…